Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When Local Newspapers Close, People Are Less Informed And Less Likely To Vote

A study finds that people are less informed and less likely to vote in cities where local newspapers have closed down. "To the extent that a knowledgeable and participatory citizenry is a marker of a healthy political system, the demise of local news should raise concerns about the operation of electoral democracy." Danny Hayes in The Washington Post

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