Damaged newspapers, damaged civic life: How the gutting of local newsrooms has led to a less-informed public

Local news is important. Local newspapers are important, regardless of whether or not you’ve read a word on a dead tree in the past year. As I put it in a piece back in April: What do strong local newspapers do? Well, past research has shown they increase voter turnout, reduce government corruption, make cities … Continue reading Damaged newspapers, damaged civic life: How the gutting of local newsrooms has led to a less-informed public