2. Ethnic media outlets sprout up in U.S. "news deserts"

Black and Latino media organizations
Data: Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY; Note: Partial list based on CUNY's State of Latino News Media report (2019) and State of Black Media report (2020). Map: Sara Wise/Axios

Ethnic news outlets have been filling a void in local news, and serving up coverage that seeks to rectify journalistic bias in story selection and how news is framed.

Why it matters: The spread of "news deserts" — areas where local newspapers have folded and communities have no coverage — has endangered the critical role the press plays in disseminating accurate news and empowering the public in a democracy.

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