Los Angeles Times editorial looks at strategies to save local newspapers

This Los Angeles Times editorial looks at key causes of declining newspaper numbers across the nation: including changing reader habits; the migration of classified advertising to Craigslist and other internet services; the dominance Google and Facebook built over online advertising; and the slowness of legacy media organizations in adapting to the digital transformation in the production, consumption and distribution of news.


The piece, which cites the U.S. News Desert data of UNC Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy, also explores potential solutions, such as support for nonprofit news, as well as a number of governmental options that could bolster local news organizations.

Read the full article here.