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Gannett Lays Off Journalists Across the Country

In preparation for a presumed sale, what happened today at Gannett properties across the country was an absolute tragedy — cutting the local newspapers in so many American cities to the quick. It's remarkable what a single corporation can do in a single day to damage Democracy and eliminate oversight at ALL levels of government.

Local news matters. And an awful lot of hard-working reporters who take great pride in their work woke up this morning with jobs, but are out of work tonight.

Social Media Outpaces Print Newspapers in the U.S. as a News Source

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans: One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who often do so from print newspapers (16%) for the first time since Pew Research Center began asking these questions. In 2017, the portion who got news via social media was about equal to the portion who got news from print newspapers.