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PEN America and Open Media Foundation: Who’s Behind the News

  • Open Media Foundation 700 Kalamath Street Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

Media deserts are geographic locations where local news is difficult to find. This may be caused by the reduction in newspaper staffs or the closing of local publications. For example, did you know that the Denver Post is owned by Digital First Media, the largest privately-owned newspaper chain by circulation? When cities begin to lose their newspapers to financial powerhouses, how can those communities stay informed on local news? Essentially, how can communities compete with these emerging threats of news desert?