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Closing the Gaps in Local News

Josh Stearns, director of journalism and sustainability at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, reviews the recent “Local News in a Digital Age” Pew research study. “Our communities crave access to…useful local information and news but right now our local news ecosystems are not meeting that need,” he writes, “Closing that gap has to begin with creating local media that better reflects the diversity of our communities.”

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