Are there legal means for protecting local media from dying out?

By Hank Greenberg

The Washington Post published President Greenberg’s letter to the editor about the Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age. (may require subscription)

Margaret Sullivan’s dire warning in her Nov. 25 Style column, “A looming death knell for local journalism,” about the loss of local newspapers, was timely and important.

Local newspapers have been a watchdog of the people since the founding of our nation. Time and again, journalists in small towns and communities have spoken truth to power by uncovering stories about local government that vested interests would prefer to keep hidden.

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