Penny Abernathy cited in Axios article about a potential local news desert getting some relief

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CISLM’s Penny Abernathy’s news deserts research is heavily cited in this article about McClatchy creating a local news outlet to serve Youngstown, Ohio, just weeks after the city’s daily newspaper, The Vindicator, announced it would be closing.

McClatchy’s investment marks the launch of a wider project called The Compass Experiment—an initiative that’s funded with Google to develop new business models and launch new outlets in underserved news communities.

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