Read at The Atlantic
Readers have expressed concern over the decline of local journalism and the lack of meaningful content in local newspapers. They worry about when people will begin to feel a need for local news and be willing to pay for it.
It is painful to watch as our once-proud newspaper has become a shell nearly devoid of meaningful content...I wonder when people will begin to feel a need for local news and be willing to pay for it.
The decline of local journalism in Dallas has resulted in a loss of independent media sources and investigative reporting. This absence of local journalism has impacted important stories such as the SMU scandal and has left the community uninformed and the powerful unchecked.
We all suffer from the absence of local investigative journalism to keep us informed and keep the powerful in check.
The future of news in many communities is uncertain, with concerns about whether there will be a demand for local news and how it will be sustained.
I am worried about whether the younger generation is developing any habits of news consumption.