- Just Posted: Spotlight on Research Merja Myllylahti compares media ownership models and considers the future of “all-digital” newsrooms.
- Former Fayetteville Observer owner Charles Broadwell talks about the importance defining and serving a community.
- Spotlight on Research Dr. Sarah Cavanah discusses what happens to political participation in small towns when metros pull back on coverage.
Over the past decade, a new media baron has emerged. Private equity funds, hedge funds and investment groups have swooped into to buy and manage newspapers. With the industry in distress and publishers struggling to adapt to the digital age, many communities are in danger of losing their primary source of local news and information. This report explores the long-ranging social, economic and political impact of this shift in ownership.