Brier Dudley: New Year, New Journalism Ventures Growing

From a column on by Brier Dudley headlined “New year, new journalism ventures growing”:

While the journalism crisis is far from over, 2022 should see all sorts of innovation and progress with different models to sustain local news coverage.

That’s partly because growing public awareness of the crisis and why it’s critical to sustain local news is producing generous support for efforts to restore or replace coverage lost as newspapers closed or shrank.

An outstanding example is Spotlight PA, a thriving news startup providing statewide accountability and investigative coverage in Pennsylvania.

Looking at 2022: “Local news outlets will keep shrinking—and experimenting”

From a Washington Post year in preview story by Elahe Izadi headlined “Local news outlets will keep shrinking—and experimenting”:

A seemingly never-ending pandemic, midterm elections, climate disasters: In these times, we could really use a robust corps of local journalists covering how their communities have been affected.