Local News Is Vanishing. What Does That Mean For American Politics?

Local News Is Vanishing. What Does That Mean For American Politics?

Elaine Godfrey, a staff writer at The Atlantic, joins the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast to discuss her recent article about what happened when a local paper disappeared from a small Iowa town. And Danny Hayes, a political science professor at George Washington University, also joins to talk about his research on the role local news plays in society and what happens when it erodes.

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