Poynter profiles new local news report from Knight Chair Penny Abernathy

An article by Tom Stites in Poynter examined findings from the recently released “News Deserts and Ghost Newspapers: Will Local News Survive?” — the fourth in a series of reports by Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy and her research team.

“The 124-page report, the most extensive of four from Abernathy’s team since 2014, explores the news landscape from several perspectives,” Stites wrote. “It draws from 15 years of data it has assembled that track newspapers, community digital news sites and — new this year — 950 ethnic media and 1,400 public broadcasting stations. The data is interactive through the program’s website, which also offers 350 interactive maps,” he added in the Poynter piece.

Read the full Poynter article here and learn more about Abernathy’s research at usnewsdeserts.com.