We need to save the news

With that, thousands of layoffs came and some newspapers have closed for good. In Kentucky alone, four newspapers have closed and two are now online-only, including once-thriving daily newspapers in Morehead and Glasgow. Nationwide, more than 1,800 newspapers — many outside of major cities — have closed since 2004, but many more have closed or merged with larger operations outside of the local communities, and a local news office could never return.

The edges of news deserts are already expanding on maps, with more to come.

Still, many more newspapers, some with fewer than a handful of advertisements each issue, have kept reporting the local news because now, maybe more than ever, you need to know what is going on in your community.

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