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The State Of Local Journalism: Where Are The Watchdogs?

Local journalism likely affects you more than coverage of the president or other topics in national media. But hometown newsrooms are being gutted.
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The State Of Local Journalism: Where Are The Watchdogs?

Local journalists know their communities, hold local officials accountable and have a vested interest in their neighbors' well-being. But newsroom budgets are shrinking or — in some cases — being virtually gutted. "The Why" looks at the fourth estate on a local level.