All around the world, the local news organizations that report on municipal and regional governments are in decline.
In the first installment of a special series with the Index on Censorship magazine, a look at news deserts in the U.S., silent zones in Mexico and a poll measuring the confidence of British journalists in their ability to hold the powerful to account. We'll also get a closer view at what the disappearance of local journalists means for democracy and accountability in government.
Joining the program:
- Rachael Jolley, editor, Index on Censorship, London
- Jan Fox, contributing editor, Index on Censorship, Los Angeles
- Stephen Woodman, contributing editor, Index on Censorship, Guadalajara
Assistant producers: Seth Bodine, Lara Cumming, Michelle Stoddart
Supervising producer: Edom Kassaye
Visual editor: Megan Smaltz