Between the Lines: Tax Proposed on Social Media Ads to Fund Endangered Local Journalism

Between the Lines: Tax Proposed on Social Media Ads to Fund Endangered Local Journalism. “Over the last 15 years, the U.S. media landscape has changed dramatically, with according to a 2018 study. Twenty percent of the nation’s newspapers have closed down since 2004, leaving 900 communities without local news resources. Another recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that between 2003 and 2014, the number of full-time newspaper reporters covering statehouses in the United States fell by 35 percent.”