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WATCH: Local Newsrooms Across the Country are Closing. Here’s Why that Matters

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Across the country, local newspapers are printing fewer pages, less frequently — and sometimes collapsing entirely.

Recent studies paint a grim picture of the decline in local newspapers and the impact it has on American politics.

Jeffrey Brown reports and talks to Chuck Plunkett, formerly of the Denver Post, and the GroundTruth Project’s Charles Sennott about the crisis of lost local news.