Mar 20, 2020
As the world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast is taking a pause. For all our listeners, stay safe and healthy, and we’ll be back with new content soon.
Mar 13, 2020
Stat: 47 percent: The percentage decline of newsroom employees at newspapers between 2008 and 2018.
Story: Newspapers are cutting staff or closing altogether, but in the final episode of our local news series we visit The Berkshire Eagle in western Massachusetts, which is bucking that trend. We speak to the publisher...
Mar 6, 2020
Stat: 2000: More than 2,000 of the 3,143 counties in the United States have no daily local newspaper.
Story: What is a news desert? We explore the definition—a community with limited access to credible and comprehensive news and information—by traveling to southeast Georgia where the Waycross Journal-Herald abruptly...