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Compared to their counterparts in communities without an election, monthly web traffic to local newspaper websites does not increase as mayoral elections approach.
“I was tired of getting poked in the chest for not doing anything wrong. And it was like, ‘You know what? If you want to keep poking me in the chest, let me purchase this paper for what it’s worth.'”
Newspapers have all had to make cuts. But it doesn’t look like they’ve favored the beats that are most important to democracy — watchdog coverage of local governments — over other kinds of news.