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    The Local News Initiative at Northwestern’s Medill School is out with its annual report on the state of local news.

    While philanthropists have increased their giving to non-profit news operations dramatically, the number of traditional local news organizations is dropping at a steady pace. One headline describing the trend as the loss of “two local newspapers a week.”

    Here is a link to the full report with interactive maps that show news coverage in our area – which is robust in relative terms – and where there are news deserts or news droughts.

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