PEN America | November 22, 2019

As local news outlets are gutted and shuttered, reporters laid off, publication schedules cut, and resources tightened across the country. A new report from PEN America, Losing the News: The Decimation of Local News and the Search for Solutions sounds the alarm about the existential threat facing local watchdog journalism and proposes big-picture solutions for its revitalization. The report ultimately calls for a radical rethinking of local journalism as a public good.
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