Be informed: Subscribe to your local newspaper

February 5, 2018 at 11:54 am Leave a comment

Have you given much thought to the newspapers, radio, and TV stations based right in your community? Local journalism is critical for democracy and the planet — and it’s dying. So subscribe to your hometown paper — or consider it as a gift for a friend or family member. Here’s why.

Watchdogs are awesome, but you’ve got to feed them. As important as the hometown shoe-leather might be, the little guys are hurting. Hundreds of newspapers have closed in the last 10 years. Why? Because papers make their money from print sales, and now we have a little thing called the internet. Nobody wants to pay for their news anymore. (This is a much-simplified version of what’s killing local news, of course. Here’s a deeper analysis.)

Read Be informed: Subscribe to your local newspaper by Ask Umbra at Grist.

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