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Hot news! FCC Report Cites Lack Of Local News, But Has No Ideas To Fill The Gap

A just-released FCC report notices, shockingly, that we’ve seen a collapse in the amount of watchdog and investigative journalism being done at the local level. And the rise of online news services and sites, combined with non-profit investigative units, hasn’t come close to filling the resulting gap.

Okay, glad they’ve noticed. Unfortunately, after this hot news, there aren’t a lot of suggestions about what to do about it, beyond increasing broadband access. What that likely means, however, is that we’ll just get the same not-very-deep coverage at a much faster speed. This may not be progress.

  • 10 June 2011
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