Google and Facebook throw money into local news
JANUARY 15, 2019
Google is launching software to help local news publishers, and Facebook is donating to organizations that support journalism. Many local news outlets are facing an existential crisis. As local newspaper readership continues to wane, there hasn’t been a corresponding internet phenomenon to replace the daily local paper. Local newsrooms saw drastic cuts over the course of a decade. The loss of local news outlets is a big problem for PR pros.