The Value Of Local Journalism

Jul 2, 2018
Originally published on July 2, 2018 1:40 pm

When you think of local journalism, maybe the first thought that occurs to you is that local newsrooms are struggling. That’s definitely true.

But maybe you also think about the tenacity of local reporters. After the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, the staff declared “We Are Putting Out a Damn Paper.”

To talk about local news, we reached out to journalists from around the country to hear about their experiences in small newsrooms.

What have you always wanted to ask a local journalist? What don’t you understand about their jobs? And who is your favorite local reporter?

*Text by Gabi Healy, show produced by Paige Osburn*


David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance;@NewsCEO

Andrew Neal, Managing editor, Gazette Newspapers in Troy, MI;@NealSchmeal

Rachel Sadon, Editor-in-chief, DCist;@Rachel_Sadon

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