Today’s highly interesting read (05/31/18): The Hidden Costs of Losing Your City’s Newspaper

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Even though folks in the industry ate in complete denial, newspapers are dying. And that’s not good.

From today’s read:

When local newspapers shut their doors, communities lose out. People and their stories can’t find coverage. Politicos take liberties when it’s nobody’s job to hold them accountable. What the public doesn’t know winds up hurting them. The city feels poorer, politically and culturally.

According to a new working paper, local news deserts lose out financially, too. Cities where newspapers closed up shop saw increases in government costs as a result of the lack of scrutiny over local deals, say researchers who tracked the decline of local news outlets between 1996 and 2015.

Read the entire article by Kriston Capps at CityLab.

One thought on “Today’s highly interesting read (05/31/18): The Hidden Costs of Losing Your City’s Newspaper

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