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The latest print issue of the Columbia Journalism Review focuses on local news. The publication is posting the articles online throughout May. Some digital tidbits: — As part of a survey of 420 journalists at small (circulation under 50,000) local newspapers across the country (written for Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism), Christopher Ali and Damian Radcliffe asked about the use of digital reporting tools like podcasts, augmented reality, and chat apps. Most of the journalists said they learn about these by reading about them (in places like Nieman Lab!) and teaching themselves. Eighty-four percent of respondents are using video reporting, 67 percent are using live video, and 25 percent were podcasting. — It can be challenging for small newspapers owned by chains with a one-size-fits-all digital strategy. One respondent said: