Rural Areas Not Covered by Local News

Rural Areas Not Covered by Local News

Newspaper foldedMany Americans who live in rural areas feel the local news doesn’t cover their area well. It makes sense since many rural newspapers are being bought by larger regional newspapers, or are going out of business. Media generally need as large and as dense an areas as possible to be financially successful. Assigning a reporter to a rural area to cover the local news is often not financially feasible. New research from Pew Research Center finds many rural Americans are noticing that the local news just doesn’t cover them. Roughly six in ten residents in urban areas feels they are being covered by the local news media, while only about four in ten feel that way in rural areas.