When local journalism declines, so do government transparency and civic engagement. In reflecting on the tense environment during the run-up to the 2020 election, journalist Mary Ellen Klas of The Miami Herald provides this perspective on the state of local news and what it means for the future of American society. You can read her article by clicking the following link:

https://niemanreports.org/articles/less-local-news-means-less-democracy/

Eric Persons

Eric Persons is an independent consultant. He helped the Central Current, Inc. founders launch the nonprofit.