The Loss of Local News—The Impact

Episode 75

The Loss of Local News—The Impact

Stat: 71: The percentage of Americans who believe that their local news outlet is doing well financially.

Story: Local news outlets are struggling against declines in circulation and advertising, with 2,100 newspapers closing over the past 15 years. In the first installment of our three-part series on the changing landscape of local news in America, we hear from experts on what’s changed and how it may be affecting our communities.

Related resources:

2018 Report: The Expanding News Desert

Newspapers Fact Sheet

Political Consequences of the Endangered Local Watchdog: Newspaper Decline and Mayoral Elections in the United States

State of the News Media


After the Fact

The Loss of Local News

Quick View

The Loss of Local News

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