About 1,300 US Communities Have Totally Lost News Coverage, UNC News Desert Study Finds
It’s hardly a secret that news deserts are spreading, but just how bad is it? A comprehensive new study released today by the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism shows that far more U.S. communities have totally lost news coverage — more than 1,300 — than previously known. UNC’s startling statistics arise from a comprehensive new database created by its researchers.
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