Columbia Journalism Review publishes two-part series on decline of local news reporting, why it matters, and how to improve it

The Columbia Journalism Review recently published a two-part series by Steve Waldman on the decline of local news reporting. It’s worth a look because, as the author points out in part one, “academic studies show that the local news collapse has likely led to lower voter turnout and bond ratings, and more corruptionwasteair pollution, and corporate crime.”

Part two of the series explores how to create a better local news system, including better service for communities of color and rural areas, and looks at how to improve the business model for local news.

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