Local News and Why It Matters to Democracy

 

When you have a void of local news, into that void is flowing a lot of bad things.

Vivian Schiller Executive director of Aspen Digital at the Aspen Institute
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Local News and Why It Matters to Democracy

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The vacuum created by the collapse of independent local news in America has given rise to ghost papers, partisan hackery, unverified rumors, and worse. Yet, new cohorts of news organizations are taking root to fill that void, often supported by philanthropy, public contributions, and new creative means of sustainability. At stake is the information that all citizens need to participate in democracy. In this session, meet two local journalism leaders who are reinventing local news.

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