Apple News expands local coverage to select cities

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Apple News expands its local coverage to Charlotte, Miami and Washington, D.C.
Apple News expands its local coverage to Charlotte, Miami and Washington, D.C.
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Apple News will now offer its “local news experience” in three additional cities in the U.S.: Charlotte, N.C., Miami and Washington, D.C. The service’s editors curate local news, selecting coverage of topics important to communities, Apple said.

Apple News local coverage

Apple News local coverage can include everything from news of restaurant openings and real estate trends to major policy decisions.

The curated coverage provides readers with access to various publications. In the cities now added, those include Axios Charlotte, The Charlotte Observer, Eater Miami, the Miami Herald, DCist, Washingtonian, The Washington Post and others.

“At Apple News, we know that access to trusted local news is critical for communities, and an important resource for a national audience as well,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of the service. “We are committed to working with local publishers across the country to support their journalism and offer our users local coverage in the cities and regions they care about.”

Existing local coverage and future plans

Apple’s news service first introduced curated local items for the San Francisco Bay Area, Houston, Los Angeles and New York in 2020. Earlier this year, it added coverage for Sacramento, San Antonio and San Diego.

The service plans to expand its local news feature to additional cities and regions over time. That will highlight the work of local publishers to the service’s millions of readers, Apple said.

Every Thursday, Apple News editors curate a “Read Local” collection of stories from local publications. The collection is available to all Apple News users in the Today feed of the News app.