Americans: Without a Local Newspaper, Pay Less Attention to Local Politics

Local newspapers in the United States have been displaced by the internet. Prof. Michael Sinkinson and his co-authors looked back to when television was the new technology chipping away at newspaper circulation to understand the implications for an informed citizenry. They discovered that as readership declined, so did engagement in local politics. Since 2004, nearly … Continue reading Americans: Without a Local Newspaper, Pay Less Attention to Local Politics