- Thwarting the emergence of news deserts: Thwarting the emergence of news deserts: An update to our Fall 2016 report on the emergence of #USNewsDeserts. This report features new data from the largest comprehensive newspaper database in the country, new analysis of local coverage of elections and more!
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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.