In nearly one hundred towns in New Jersey and in thousands of towns across the country, there is no local newspaper. Nothing in print. Nothing online. This is a crisis for democracy itself.
Because there is a real need and desire for local news, Facebook groups and blogs rush to fill the void, doing more harm than good by propagating inaccurate information and “fake news.”
Local news is critical to the preservation of our democracy. In fact, whether you are a Republican, Democrat or independent; conservative, liberal or uncommitted; by and large I think we can all agree that objective news is key to an educated and informed populace. Perhaps the cause of local news can be something we can all rally around and bring our country together?