How the local news crisis affects coverage of COVID and climate-- and vise versa


Huge issues face the United States and the rest of the world — issues that require rigorous local journalism to help people understand the problems and identify solutions. Yet widespread financial disruption has handicapped the news industry just as the need grows. And the news itself — including the pandemic and climate change — has made the challenge even greater for local journalists.

In a series of video interviews and a public webinar in November and December, 17 influential journalists and researchers around the world discussed the local news crisis, its impact on major issues and a few reasons for … yes, optimism.

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