With all due respect to those fine metropolises, they represent only a sliver of the local-news challenge, and possibly not the most important one. After all, they all have newspapers and other media outlets principally devoted to covering them; it’s not that hard to stay informed about what’s going on.
Since then, Flipboard has added more local areas, bringing the count to 73. And today, the number is growing exponentially: More than 1,000 localities in the U.S. and Canada will have their own Flipboard feeds. They includes places such as Twin Falls, Idaho; Casper, Wyoming; Bismarck, North Dakota; Concord, New Hampshire; and many, many more.
Give the app permission to detect your location, and it will show you the areas nearest you. Pick up to 15 of them, and they’ll appear in your list of feeds and be woven into your “For You” page.
“I’m near Jersey City,” explains Flipboard product lead Brian Gottesman. “I go through this onboarding, and…