Updated: Bakersfield Paper May Shutter Community Sites; Execs Offer Differing Views

The Bakersfield Californian has been something of a pioneer in spinning out community web sites from its main newspaper site. But now, as practically every newspaper is rushing to build up their social-media offerings, The Californian’s John Wells tells AIM Group’s Classified Intelligence Report (PDF only) that the paper’s thinking of shuttering local community events and classifieds site Bakotopia, and the Bakersfield Voice.