Could Facebook Instant Articles help hyperlocal news?
While Google News and Facebook news articles have become a topic of debate amongst hyperlocal newspapers, Facebook has mostly drawn its news from the largest publications out there as they test instant articles.
The real question will become, can Facebook Instant Articles help instead of hurt hyperlocal news outlets. Local papers will have to decide if they will embrace news pulled into social media or shun it because of lost advertising revenue. Some papers are taking exposure over pageviews via social media while others are standing off waiting to see just what everyone else is doing.