Well Said podcast: News deserts

Story by University Communications
Originally published Nov. 16, 2016, on unc.edu

In this week's podcast, the fate of local newspapers and community journalism is discussed.

As news organizations continue to pay closer attention to the bottom dollar of the business, the fate of local newspapers and community journalism hangs in the balance.

In this week’s episode, Penny Muse Abernathy, the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the UNC School of Media and Journalism, discusses her recently released report “The Rise of a New Media Baron and the Emerging Threat of News Deserts,”and how many communities could soon become “news deserts” by losing their local news.

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