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“News deserts” – the loss of local news journalism

Repost from CNN’s Reliable Sources
[Editor: The Benicia Independent continues to be alarmed at the loss of local news coverage in our area.  Cutbacks at the Benicia Herald and the Vallejo Times-Herald are part of a wider trend.  Note that the Benicia Independent is a one-person blog, NOT a local news media outlet.  Lacking the resources of beat reporting and investigative journalism, Benicia is definitely located in a “news desert.”  Now that New York’s Village Voice has folded, the danger of “news deserts” gets a well-deserved spotlight.  Take a look below.  – RS]

VIDEO: Solving the problem of ‘news deserts’

With New York’s newsweekly The Village Voice ceasing publication, Michael Daly and Errol Louis discuss the consequences of local “news deserts” and alternative business models for regional media. (Click the image below for the video…)


Of interest, mentioned in this report:

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