PBS NewsHour

Growing local news deserts endanger democracy, study finds

Clip: 12/15/2019 | 5m 3s Video has closed captioning.

Over the last 15 years, local newspapers across the U.S. have lost more than $35 billion in advertising revenue and half of their staffs, while at least 2,000 news outlets have shuttered during that time, according to a new study by the non-profit PEN America. Viktorya Vilk, who co-authored the report, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the decline of local news is impacting civic engagement.

Aired: 12/15/19

Rating: NR

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