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More than half of U.S. counties have no access or very limited access to local news

The loss of local newspapers accelerated in 2023 to an average of 2.5 per week, leaving more than 200 counties as "news deserts" and meaning that more than half of all U.S. counties now have limited access to reliable local news and information, researchers at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University have found.

Source: Northwestern University

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