Grim News About Local News

Tali Arbel and David Bauder at AP: Researchers have long worried that the next recession — which economists say is already upon us — “could be an extinction-level event for newspapers,” said Penelope Abernathy, a University of North Carolina professor who studies the...

A Prayer for the Media

Let us #PrayTogether for all who work in the media, who work to communicate, to inform us, so that people are not so isolated, and to educate children. We pray for all those who are helping us bear this time of isolation. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 1,...

The Media’s Role During Emergencies

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Journalists have a responsibility to report information they believe is honest and objective. Public health and emergency management professionals sometimes expect the media to report in a way that supports official...

News Deserts Near the Bay

Media problems include ghost newspapers and news deserts. Janie Har at AP: The cities and suburbs on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay are home to 2.7 million people, a world-class University of California campus and bedroom communities for Silicon Valley that...