Democracy in a desert near D.C.
Feb 29, 2024

Democracy in a desert near D.C.

Just an hour’s drive from the nation's capital, a changing media landscape left a community with few options for credible news.

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How one Virginia county an hour from D.C. became a news desert

In King George County, Virginia, the closure of local newspapers and struggles of area outlets to cover the community have left residents with few sources of reliable news.
With newspapers like the King George News and the King George Journal no longer in publication, residents of King George County, Virginia, have slim options for reliable local news coverage.
Alex Schroeder/Marketplace

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC