March 26 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Local News: What’s Its Value?
Our local newspapers have been disappearing – by some estimates, half of America’s counties have just one local news source with at least 5 percent having no local news at all. Combine that with buy-ups, mergers and acquisitions, it feels less and less like there’s any on-the-ground reporting in our neighborhoods.
But with social media, Google, and national publication giants, does it matter that there’s a smaller local news presence? What happens when there is no local news? What do we lose? And perhaps most importantly, is there anything we can do about it?
Join us as we share our views on the value of local news and whether there’s a means to restore and preserve it.