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June 8, 2010, 6 p.m.

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Newsonomics: What was once unthinkable is quickly becoming reality in the destruction of local news
The coronavirus pandemic is proving the value of local news to millions of readers, driving up subscriptions. But the advertising collapse is knee-buckling. “If it’s a couple of months, we’ll make it through. If it’s six months, all bets are off.”
The Newsonomics of the Mnuchin money and the bailout’s impact on America’s press
The multi-trillion-dollar CARES Act should extend a lifeline to many small local publishers. But for bigger companies and chains, the help they’ll receive is still up in the air — “It’s very unformed.”
The news media sounded the alarm on coronavirus for months — but few listened. Why?
“It’s clear that the public’s lack of trust in journalism generally mirrors the public’s lack of trust in coronavirus journalism specifically.”