Putting the Place Back in Understanding Local News Loss: Why Where the News is Lost (and how we measure it) Matters (Forthcoming)

The loss of local newspapers in the US is understood to be a challenge for a functioning democracy. Relying on a theoretical framework drawn from political geography, this article explores “news deserts” and related concerns about news media saturation in large cities, using newspaper employment and a typology of 15 US county-types to better understand shifts in the US’ newspaper industry.