The decline of local news is threatening citizen engagement

The Washington Post By Danny Hayes 1/23/15 When the White House announced last week that President Obama would grant interviews to three YouTube stars after Tuesday’s State of the Union address, it not only marked the first time “fartbag” made its way into media coverage of the august annual speech. It also served as yet another reminder of how the evolving media environment is reshaping Washington politics. As important as these changes might be, it’s easy to forget that perhaps an even more politically consequential shift in the media landscape is … Continue reading