Newspaper forum reinforces key service provided by local journalism
May 24, 2023
Community journalism has a rich history, but the present business model has its issues.
Yet the future of local news coverage across America isn't lacking reasons for optimism.
Faced with shrinking advertising revenue that has led to a shedding of reporting, editing and production jobs across the nation, print newspapers are looking at creative strategies to keep the industry alive for the next generation of readers.
One promising option, among several suggested during a special forum in Mount Vernon last week addressing the decline of local news and its impact on democracy, calls for co...