American journalism is dying. Its survival requires public funds | Victor Pickard

Maintaining public media infrastructure should be non-negotiable for a democratic society. We have to be boldThe McClatchy newspaper chain’s recent filing for bankruptcy is one more data point showing that US journalism is dying. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the newspaper industry has lost more than 50% of its employees since 2001. While several big national papers like the New York Times are healthy, more typical are the closures, bankruptcies, and extreme downsizing that increasingly leave cities, towns and rural communities without local news. Related: McClatchy: newspaper publisher bankruptcy 'a loss for democracy', experts warn Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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