Episode #26: #NewsMatters

Christine and Henry

Christine and Henry

Accurate, timely, localized and international - knowledge and facts are important, and ideally brought to us via journalistic entities and institutions. Given the value of journalism and news media to our lives and our society, is there an ethical obligation that falls on us to support them in return? 


  1. Shawn Musgrave and Matthew Nussbaum. “Trump thrives in areas that lack traditional news outlets.” Politico. March 8, 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/08/news-subscriptions-decline-donald-trump-voters-505605
  2. Wenzel, John "The Gutting of The Denver Post is a Death Knell for Local News." The Atlantic. May 11, 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/560186/

  3. Branswell, Hellen. “When towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left flying blind”. Stat. March 20, 2018 https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/20/news-deserts-infectious-disease/

  4. Dubb, Steve. “Nonprofits Increasingly Central to the Future of the News”. Nonprofit Quarterly. February 8, 2018. https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/02/12/nonprofits-increasingly-central-future-news/

  5. Barthel, Michael; et al. Civic Engagement Strongly Tied to Local News Habits” Pew Research Center. November 3, 2016. http://www.journalism.org/2016/11/03/civic-engagement-strongly-tied-to-local-news-habits/ 

  6. Nolan, Hamilton. "A Billionaire Destroyed His Newsrooms Out of Spite." New York Times. November 3, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/opinion/dnainfo-gothamist-ricketts-union.html