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America’s Growing News Deserts

As local newspapers have closed across the country, more and more communities are left with no daily local news outlet at all. Here are the number of audited daily papers per county, according to research from Ohio University and the Alliance for Audited Media.

Hollowing out: Rural America isn’t the only place local news is disappearing. It’s also drying up in urban areas around the country.

Source: Yemile Bucay, Vittoria Elliott, Jennie Kamin, and Andrea Park