From the Introduction: "Digital communication has made it easier for individuals to access a wide range of information, including news and upcoming events, from multiple sources. For example, information about an upcoming concert might be advertised in a local newspaper, posted on the performers' website, and shared on social media. This digital transformation has changed the consumption and production of news and reduced revenues at local newspapers. Some Members of Congress have expressed concern about the decline of newspapers and have introduced bills to support newspapers and journalists. This report provides an overview of trends in the newspaper industry, discusses newspapers' relationships with online platforms, and examines how the structure of online advertising affects newspapers' funding."
CRS Report for Congress, R47018
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