Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Public radio can help solve the local news crisis — if it will expand staff and coverage
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Vice / Viola Zhou / Jan 26
“The city’s most influential independent media have shuttered, some with their assets frozen and top editors put behind bars. Websites went dark. News alerts stopped popping up, and social media accounts with millions of followers vanished. Front-line journalists who used to shout thorny questions at government officials fell silent. Some left the profession altogether, taking with them decades of experience and, in Lai’s case, stories that are now told in the confines of a cab instead of on the pages of a newspaper.” SS