What's Happening To Local News?

Jun 17, 2021

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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.

Guests:

Bob Zaltsberg
Special Projects Editor, WFIU/WTIU News; Former Editor, The Herald-Times

Jonas Bjork
Professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, IUPUI

Joshua Darr
Assistant Professor of Political Communication, Louisiana State University

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