When local news dies, so does democracy | Chuck Plunkett

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When local news dies, so does democracy | Chuck Plunkett

Monday, 6 September

Nearly 1,800 newsrooms have shuttered across the US since 2004, leaving many communities unseen, unheard and in the dark. In this passionate talk and rallying cry, journalist Chuck Plunkett explains why he rebelled against his employer to raise awareness for an industry under threat of extinction -- and makes the case for local news as an essential part of any healthy democracy.
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