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Facebook vs. the News Desert

Much has been made of the rapidly-expanding “news deserts” across America — mostly rural areas that are no longer served by a local newspaper or television station. It’s a growing problem, and there is nothing that indicates it will get better anytime soon.

About 1,300 U.S. communities have completely lost news coverage as more than one in five newspapers have shuttered in the past 15 years.