Ghosting the News

Our June 2024 book, Ghosting the News, is about the decline of local journalism and how this hurts democracy and good government. Others are focused on this issue, including the Pew Research Center. In a new study, Pew researchers found Americans worry about the decline of local news media but pay less attention to what is happening in their communities than they did six years ago. They also found few Americans pay for their news today. These are worrisome trends.