There’s Hope for Local Journalism

James Fallows
There’s Hope for Local Journalism

Everyone knows that local newspapers are in trouble. That’s why Deb Fallows and I have been chronicling examples of smaller papers that have bucked the economic trend—in Mississippi, in coastal Maine, in rural communities across the country. But what “everyone knows” about the main source of the problem may be wrong—or misleading enough to divert attention away from a possible solution.