Episode 12: Tim Feran and the Landscape of Local Newspapers in Ohio

This episode’s guest is writer and reporter, Tim Feran, talks about the landscape of local newspapers in Ohio.

This episode’s guest is writer and reporter, Tim Feran, talks about the landscape of local newspapers in Ohio.

You can find out more about Tim at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-feran-1b0944a/ and here are some links to his work:

The Poynter article about Gannett, the Ithaca Journal, and ghost newsrooms mentioned in the interview can be found at https://www.poynter.org/locally/2020/at-gannetts-ithaca-journal-local-news-staffing-is-down-to-one-reporter/

The name of the journalist whom Tim talks about in the interview who is doing investigative reporting in Youngstown for ProPublica and the Youngstown Business Journal is Dan O’Brien. Here is a link to one of his articles: https://www.propublica.org/article/gm-closed-the-lordstown-auto-plant-now-ohio-may-force-a-60-million-repayment 
 
Real Issues: Real Conversations is hosted and produced by Rachel Hopkin.

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