The Decline of Local News

 Penelope Muse Abernathy and Tim Franklin, “The State of Local News 2022” (Northwestern Univerity, Medill School, October 4, 2022). Newspapers are continuing to vanish at a rapid rate. An average of more than two a week are disappearing. Since 2005, the...

The Decline of Local News

\ Jack Shafer at Politico: In 2009, just as the apocalypse befell the newspaper industry but while local news was still in relative abundance, many readers gave it an apathetic shrug. A Pew Research Center survey from that year found that an astonishing 42 percent...

Grim Days for Newspapers

Mason Walker and Katerina Eva Matsa  at Pew: Staff layoffs continued to pummel the beleaguered U.S. newspaper industry in 2020. A third of papers with an average Sunday circulation of 50,000 or more experienced layoffs last year, a period complicated by the impact of...