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The Death of Local News

How to rebuild the local news industry.

Grayson Logue is joined by Steve Waldman, president of Rebuild Local News and co-founder of Report for America, to discuss the precipitous decline of local journalism and what should be done to revive the industry.

The Agenda:
—The state of local newspapers
—The consequences of journalism deserts
—The role of the internet
—What Report for America is doing
—Government-subsidized news outlets

What is The Skiff? This is the combined podcast feed of all of the members-only bonus content that The Dispatch produces. Here you’ll find every Dispatch Live episode, the Dispatch Book Club, AMAs with Jonah (and others), the account of Sarah and Steve’s nail-biting wager in High Steaks, and many, many more exclusive, uncut and ad-free surprises: all available in one superfeed to make sure you don’t miss a single episode.

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Grayson Logue is the deputy editor of The Morning Dispatch and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the company in 2023, he worked in political risk consulting, helping advise Fortune 50 companies. He was also an assistant editor at Providence Magazine and is a graduate student at the University of Edinburgh, pursuing a Master’s degree in history. When Grayson is not helping write The Morning Dispatch, he is probably working hard to reduce the number of balls he loses on the golf course.