July 5, 2022

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Why ‘withering’ of local news landscapes is dangerous for democracy

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Why 'withering' of  local news landscapes is dangerous for democracy

More than 2,000 American newspapers have been shuttered since 2004, and now the global pandemic means local news organizations are facing additional challenges in keeping the presses running. Margaret Sullivan recently published a new book about this decline, titled “Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy.” She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what’s at stake.

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