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Decline Of Newspaper Journalists

Sep 4, 2019

Ohio has lost 43% of its newspaper journalists since 2012, leaving the newsroom survivors to cover everything from City Council to the Statehouse with fewer human resources.

Studies have shown that cities without newspapers have lower civic engagement and less efficient governments. 

Today on All Sides: the decline of newspaper journalists and the impact on local communities. 



  • Caitlin Johnson, director of communications, Policy Matters Ohio
  • David Mindich, media historian, chair of Journalism, Media & Communication at Temple University
  • Todd Franko, former editor of The Vindicator
  • Rick Edmonds, media business analyist, Poynter Institute