Local Journalism

The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media
by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Series: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Publication Date: March 04, 2019

ISBN: 9780857739803

Binding: Kobo eBook

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For more than a century, local journalism has been taken almost for granted. But the twenty-first century has brought major challenges. The newspaper industry that has historically provided most local coverage is in decline and it is not yet clear whether digital media will sustain new forms of local journalism. This book provides an international overview of the challenges facing changing forms of local journalism today. It identifies the central role that diminished newspapers still play in local media ecosystems, analyses relations between local journalists and politicians, government officials, community activists and ordinary citizens, and examines the uneven rise of new forms of digital local journalism. Together, the chapters present a multi-faceted portrait of the precarious present and uncertain future of local journalism in the Western world.