News that covers the events and information happening in a local aspect is considered local news. In most circumstances, local news would not be of importance to those outside of the general area, unlike international or national news. This news type is covered in various formats, from broadcasting to print. In American television, local news programs tend to air either before or after national news programming. In other countries, there are usually specialized television stations for local news to air on a regular basis.
Local news differs largely from national news in a coverage standpoint. It tends to cover the local sports events, crime, weather, economy, and events. Any local politics, business, or education news is covered as well. Some international news may be brushed over, but it is usually kept to a minimum.
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