Combatting the Growth of “Local News Deserts” in the U.S.

Combatting the Growth of “Local News Deserts” in the U.S.

Millennia has actively supported community journalism in Minnesota as instructors in the Rural Editors & Publishers Community Leadership Program. The Minnesota Newspaper Association operates the annual training that is funded by the Blandin Foundation and has involved 108 newspapers since 2005. The participants of the 2018 program focused on the challenge of sustaining their newspapers and buck the growth of “news deserts” across the nation - counties served by one local newspaper or none at all.

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