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Two Different Fonts of Information

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The Pew Charitable Trusts

A Pew Research Center analysis found that in 2020, about a quarter of Republicans and Democrats consistently turned only to news outlets whose audiences aligned with them politically.

Minorities of partisans consistently relied only on news outlets whose audiences lean their way politically
Democrats who consistently turned to news outlets with left-leaning audiences are much more highly educated
Republicans and Democrats who consistently turned only to news outlets with like-minded audiences are more ideological than others in their party
Among Republicans, those who consistently turned only to news outlets with like-minded audiences are far more likely to be 50 and older
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The Hollowing Out of Newsrooms

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Melinda Henneberger recalls recently visiting old friends at The Dallas Morning News, where she had worked from 1984 to 1989, and being startled to see a large section of the newsroom unoccupied. “It was just so quiet,” she says. Henneberger, of course, knew why: Newspaper readership, and newspaper revenue, had been declining everywhere. The Morning News, which had already seen its rival the Dallas Times-Herald cease publication as readers spurned afternoon papers a generation ago, was responding like the others, with layoffs and downsizing.

The Loss of Local News

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The Loss of Local News

In this three-part series, we explore the decline in local news coverage across America.