Not everyone who lives in a "news desert" would describe it that way

And those attitudes about local information ecosystems may provide insight into solutions for news deserts.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin found that people living in news deserts often turn to social media for information.
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Solutions for local news deserts

Legacy news outlets are changing revenue models, for-profit outfits are switching to nonprofit and startups are finding opportunities.
"More than a dozen states have either passed legislation or are considering legislation to help local news," said Tim Franklin, who leads the Medill Local News Initiative at Northwestern University.
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With Tucker Carlson out, are Fox News' advertisers back in?

Apr 26, 2023
Whether or not mainstream ad dollars return to Carlson's time slot, the cable news business model isn't likely to change much.
Fox News personalities, including Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity, adorn the front of the News Corporation building in New York City.
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Deadspin journalists reunite with new site, Defector, and new business model

Jul 29, 2020
It's a whole new ballgame when it comes to how Defector staffers will operate their digital media company.
Writers and editors for Defector will own and operate their new digital media company, and staffers will get paid as the money comes in.
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Hedge funds set their sights on local newspapers

Jan 15, 2019
A fund has offered $1.3 billion for Gannett, publisher of USA Today. Critics say beware.

Bannon and his backers eye cable TV for Breitbart

Aug 21, 2017
Steve Bannon, President Trump’s now former chief strategist, is back at Breitbart as the conservative news site’s executive chairman. “I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents,” Bannon told Bloomberg News last week. Bannon played a key role in Trump’s election victory, and now that he’s back at Breitbart, […]