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Some 1,800 newsrooms around the United States have closed their doors since 2004. Hedge funds and management groups looking to maximize profits bought them out and stripped them down. Thousands of journalists lost their jobs as democracy suffered the biggest blow. In this TED Talk, former Denver Post editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett warns that society must do more to preserve local newsrooms and protect the vital watchdog role these institutions play in a democracy.
About the Speaker
Former Denver Post editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett advocates for high-quality local news.