Recommended Reads for Journalists

The danger of making journalism part of our identities, protecting democracy, and the new Miss USA works as a multimedia journalist.

Since 2005, about 2,200 local newspapers across America have closed. Here are some of the stories in danger of being lost — as told by local journalists.

Between January 2005 and December 2020, about a quarter of U.S. local print newspapers ceased publishing.

Journalism isn’t who you are. It’s what you do.

Making journalism part of our identities justifies the passion and purpose that brought us to the profession. It also makes us supremely exploitable.

The Local Journalism Initiative: a proposal to protect and extend democracy

All efforts to find a viable new business model for local journalism have failed, and investors have abandoned the field, except for private-equity funds on the lookout for distressed properties they can strip for parts.

The new Miss USA is Elle Smith, a local TV reporter from Kentucky

The new Miss USA works as a multimedia journalist at Louisville ABC affiliate WHAS11.