What the Demise of Local News Means for Democracy

October 13th 11:30 pm - October 14th 12:30 am

A discussion with the authors of News Hole: The Demise of Local Journalism and Political Engagement. Quote from Amazon “…this study shows that the demise of local journalism has played a key role in the decline of civic engagement. As struggling newspapers have slashed staff, they have dramatically cut their coverage of mayors, city halls, school boards, county commissions, and virtually every aspect of local government. In turn, fewer Americans now know who their local elected officials are, and turnout in local elections has plummeted.” Register for this event below.

Speakers:

  • Jennifer L. Lawless, Commonwealth Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia
  • Danny Hayes, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University

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