April 18, 2019
Nieman Lab wrote a fascinating study on how important local newspapers are to democracy and citizen engagement. The study might be US-based, but many of its conclusions also apply elsewhere. We completely understand the need for financing high-quality journalism, including on a local level, and are proud to announce that our classes will also include an in-depth look at media sustainability and financing!
To read the whole Nieman Lab analysis, see: https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/04/when-local-newspapers-shrink-fewer-people-bother-to-run-for-mayor/