When local newspapers shrink, fewer people bother to run for mayor
“In a well-functioning system, citizens need to be actively engaged in their government and aware of decisions made by their elected representatives. Newspapers are a means of citizen engagement, and this study provides evidence of the importance of this link.”
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Read the whole article by the Nieman Lab here.