PBS NewsHour

How the decline of local newspapers exacerbates polarization

Clip: 02/01/2019 | 9m 9s | Video has closed captioning.

Layoffs at established newspaper chains and digital upstarts alike reflect the difficulty of the news business. The closing of local newsrooms can create "news deserts," areas with limited access to news outlets. Judy Woodruff talks to Steve Cavendish, editor of the Nashville Banner, and Penny Abernathy, chair of journalism and digital media economics at the University of North Carolina.

Aired: 02/01/19

Rating: NR

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