We’ve seen reports for years now about the decline of local news in America. Articles about the current state of newspapers and local publications across the country often call it a national crisis, and one without an obvious solution.
Today we talk about why this is happening, what effect corporate buyouts have on newspapers, and whether independent sources and social media can replace local newsrooms.
Produced by Drew Daudelin.
Special Projects Editor, WFIU/WTIU News; Former Editor, The Herald-Times
Professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, IUPUI
Assistant Professor of Political Communication, Louisiana State University