Mapping and Understanding Local News Ecosystems | September 15, 2022 @ 11 a.m. EDT

September 15, 2022

Since 2005, more than 2,000 newspapers have closed in the United States, and as of 2020, nearly 4 million Americans live in a county without a newspaper. The loss of a newspaper can be a crisis for the news ecosystem within a community as few alternatives exist to replace them. In our upcoming webinar, hear from Dr. Jessica Mahone on how news ecosystems and news deserts are assessed, who lives in news deserts, and the significance of increasing news deserts in the U.S.


  • Research Director, Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media

    Jessica Mahone, Ph.D.

    Hussman School of Journalism and Media, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill