Poynter: More than 50 local newsrooms launched during the pandemic

Poynter: More than 50 local newsrooms launched during the pandemic. “The pandemic changed the news business and, in a lot of ways, not for the better. It accelerated layoffs. It hastened the end of more than 100 news organizations. It led a handful of newsrooms losing their actual newsrooms. But in some communities, the pandemic also clarified the value of reliable information. More than 50 local newsrooms launched in the United States in 2020 and 2021. Nearly as many local newsletters started publishing in that time. We found them in 27 states and Puerto Rico.”

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