1,800 communities have no local news.
60 Minutes on the Local News Crisis
A race against time
The vacuums left by the contraction of local news are being filled by social media, talk radio, national cable TV news… And “pink slime”—shady websites—pretending to be objective but actually backed by political dark money from the left and right. There is a race against time to strengthen local news before pink slime erodes all trust in local news. That bad information needs to be replaced with sound, fair-minded, local reporting on the local matters. Here is how we propose to safeguard against pink slime.