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Saving the news | The Brookings Institution
The news industry in the United States is grappling with many serious and simultaneous challenges, including massive declines in the number of staff and outlets, perceptions of bias and blame for increasing political polarization, and displacement by opinion and even disinformation. Growing numbers of communities lack any local news, and online platforms draw ad revenues and attention by elevating what outrages or sorts users into separate communities. The very ideas of facts and objectivity are under assault. How can we reverse these trends and improve America’s news and information ecosystem?