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Local Content Is Good Business

Throughout history, residents of smaller communities have relied on local tribunes, gazettes, chronicles, heralds, and posts for credible and pertinent news and information. Sadly, in the past 15 years, more than ¼ of local newspapers have closed or merged with larger media outlets. The disappearance of this type of publication has left many inner-city, suburban, and rural communities high and dry in what is known as news deserts. News deserts are areas with limited access to trusted news and information.

In 2012, the FCC defined eight topics they consider to be critical information needs for all American citizens:

  • Emergencies and Public Safety
  • Health
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Environment and Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Civic Life
  • Political Life

Struggling newspapers have been bought out and gutted by hedge funds or merged with larger media companies. The staff is cut severely, and newsrooms lose their capacity to address local needs meaningfully and thoroughly. A community can lose its identity and knowledge of self without local journalists providing a mirror to reflect. Integrity suffers, and trust is lost without local perspectives. This is where a breakdown in two of the pillars of democracy can be seen, representation and access to information. A healthy democracy is one that sees to it that all citizens are represented and presented with the information that they need to make responsible decisions.

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INVITED AUTHORS

Brad Pistole

Brad Pistole

Trinity Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.

Lyle Boss

Lyle Boss

Boss Financial & Insurance Services, LLC

Joe Edgeworth

Joe Edgeworth

The Edgeworth Insurance Group

Al Martinez, America's Financial Solutions Group

Al Martinez

America’s Financial Solutions Group, LLC

Lisa Cassidy

Lisa Cassidy

America’s Financial Solutions Group, LLC

Chad Owen

Chad Owen

Eagle Shadow Life & Annuity , LLC

Tim Davis

Tim Davis

Davis Capital Corp.

Dave Stanley

Dave Stanley

Financial Consultant | CEPP

Jim Junge

Jim Junge

Benefit Services Group

Laurabell Lyster

Stephen Dybwad

Investment Advisor Representative

Eric Hutter

Eric Hutter

Osprey Retirement Solutions

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