Oral history: How journalists in mid-America became essential workers during the pandemic

Amidst the pandemic and the continued decline of the print media business, local newsrooms in the middle of America stay afloat in part due to the very communities they serve. While advertising tanked, these newsrooms have gained more digital traffic than ever from locals clinging to them for updates on the pandemic. Even competitors are helping each other; some publishers have taken to publishing other papers to keep them from closing down for good. Read full article here

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