We talk with journalist Heidi Legg about her new paper examining five big trends in local journalism -- and why saving local news just might save democracy itself.
After local newspapers close, political polarization among voters increases, according to new research in the Journal of Communication.
We spoke with Setti Warren to learn more about his thoughts on the relationship between local government and local news.
Studies show that areas with fewer local news outlets have lower levels of civic engagement, voter turnout and political accountability.
Local TV news focuses more on national politics and slants more to the right at present than in recent years, new research finds.