Media Watch: More that 85 Local Newsrooms Closed During the Pandemic

By David Schonauer   Wednesday September 15, 2021

In many places, it started with a cut in print days. Furloughs. Layoffs. Just to get through the crisis, newsroom leaders told readers. In some places, none of it was enough, notes Poynter. Small newsrooms around the country, often more than 100 years old, often the only news source in those places, are closing under the weight of the coronavirus. Poynter also reports that the biggest US papers lost 20 percent of their daily print circulation during the pandemic.

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