A Mission to Save Local Journalism in New Jersey, on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

Linda Stamato, Ph.D., a Policy Fellow at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, sits down with Steve Adubato to discuss her personal crusade to save local journalism.

Steve asks Stamato about the many foundations and individuals committed to putting money behind the effort to save local journalism. She tells Steve, “It took a while because we’ve been declining for so long and suddenly, it’s like people woke up. We don’t have a paper anymore, we don’t know what’s going on; even the New York Times is pushing for local news. Obviously, they need it; how else would we have known about Flint Michigan’s water problem if it hadn’t been for a local newspaper. I think what we’re seeing here is that philanthropists realize they have to move into the scene to take the place of some of the equity companies that are looking to squeeze out every last bit of revenue from the ones they acquire and include a whole range of other people.”

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