Local journalism matters because our communities matter

As the number of community newspapers shrinks across the U.S., the ripple effect can be felt throughout the industry. The disappearance of local, small town papers puts more and more communities in the dark about what’s happening around them, and regional to national outlets are struggling — and in many cases — unable to pick up the slack. Especially because publications like the Associated Press rely on information reported by journalists with boots on the ground; they can’t do their job to break national news when the team they’re relying on can’t cover it.
Journalism matters now . . .