“‘This is how we save local journalism … This is what we need to do.’ If successful, Gannett may create similar roles covering other personalities and popular topics, she said.” WSJ (Gift Article): Nearly 1,000 Apply for Taylor Swift, Beyoncé Reporting Jobs: ‘This Is How We Save Local Journalism‘ (In other words, local journalism is in big trouble.)

+ I really don’t see the point of hiring someone to cover Taylor Swift when I’m already covering that beat quite thoroughly. (Not to toot my own horn, but TnT is clearly the best nickname for Taylor and Travis, so please spread the word!)

+ Scheduling note: Due to some school events, NextDraft might be off tomorrow.