NiemanLab: How journalism in middle America helped get communities through the pandemic

NiemanLab: How journalism in middle America helped get communities through the pandemic. “News of the pandemic’s devastating effect on journalism was conveyed by headlines across the nation telling of newsroom closures, layoffs and furloughs. But how did so many local news organizations — especially newspapers — manage to survive the pandemic? Weeklies beefed up their daily online news coverage, business models were blown up, and existing rationales for why journalism matters became more than theoretical to rural journalists.”

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