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Most Americans think that local news is doing well financially, and not many pay for it

Inside the news industry and Nieman Lab World, the fate of local news stands out as a particularly scary problem. Outside our bubble, however, people aren’t all that worried about it, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

Pew surveyed about 35,000 U.S. adults (an unusually large sample size for them, which allowed them to also release an interactive tool that lets users delve into the local news environments in 99 regions across the U.S.) The report covers a range of material from trust in local news to most-wanted topics to the role of social media. Here are some of the topline findings I found most interesting.

Read the full article from Nieman Lab: Most Americans think that local news is doing well financially, and not many pay for it