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Service Corps Bolsters Local Journalism And Maybe Democracy

May 1, 2019

You’ve heard of service organizations like the Peace Corps or Teach for America that try to address critical needs in underserved areas. Well now there’s a public service program that tackles the dearth of local news reporting in communities across the country,. It’s called Report for America. I spoke with the co-founder Steve Waldman about why he thinks local journalism  is one answer to protecting our democracy.