Tribune Chronicle: Why local newspapers make us all better

Columbia Journalism Review, a respected trade magazine in my industry, has been attempting to track the increasing number of “news deserts” in our nation — that is, communities that have no local newspaper to report daily news.

We are lucky in Ohio because the report indicates our state has no county with less than one daily newspaper to report on local events and activities, to tell the stories of its residents, challenge its local government leaders, commemorate the successes (and, unfortunately, failures) of its local athletes and more.

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