Route Fifty: Covid-19 Is Crushing Newspapers, Worsening Hunger for Accurate Information

Route Fifty: Covid-19 Is Crushing Newspapers, Worsening Hunger for Accurate Information. “Newspapers have been closing at a rapid clip, buckling under the pressure from changing news consumption habits, advertising shifts and many other factors, including consolidated corporate ownership. For outlets covering state and local news, the drop in advertising revenue since the onset of COVID-19 has only exacerbated a preexisting financial crisis. A diminishing number of them can afford daily coverage of state government.”

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