Broadcast news: Just one way shuttered newspapers will be missed

Yesterday’s blog post touched on the likely slow death of a small daily newspaper.

Since 2004, about 1,800 mostly weekly newspapers have closed in the United States, according to the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a non-profit journalism school and research organization in St. Petersburg, Florida. The pace has quickened during the pandemic, according to Poynter, and the early warning signs of a possible closure include a reduction in print days, furloughs and layoffs.

Today, let’s look at just one way newspapers will be missed if the day ever comes when their newsrooms are mostly all shut down.

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