Threat of “news deserts” in North Carolina is changing the media landscape


"Threat of "news deserts" in North Carolina is changing the media landscape" by Mary Glen Hatcher for Media Hub, Feb. 18, 2019

“According to “The Expanding News Desert,” the situation in Whiteville is mirrored in roughly two-thirds of the counties in the U.S. that house the country’s remaining independent newspapers. These publications serve some of the most vulnerable members of society – rural, low-income residents who are often the most isolated, least educated, and least attractive to print advertisers.”

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