American local journalism has suffered years of decline and finds itself in an existentially dangerous position.
This multimedia project seeks to examine the causes behind this crisis, the effects a weakened local news ecosystem has on American communities, and highlight some of the organizations attempting to build equitable local news in 2019.
Local news grew into an essential benefit for American society. Now, unprecedented challenges threaten its very existence after years of decline.
Examining some of the people and organizations building sustainable, better local news.