What happened to local TV news
Running on Empty: The Brain Drain in Local TV News (TRT 57:00). This documentary was produced by Bill and Karin Schwanbeck, professors of journalism at Quinnipiac University.
The documentary covers a development that doesn't bode well for local communities. While this trend may be accentuated in TV newsrooms, similar pressures exist in newspaper newsrooms.
There are reporters, editors and even publishers/general managers and, yes, corporate executives trying to serve their local communities well with impactful journalism, but with less and with difficult business realities even in the best of circumstances.
(Hat tip to Hagit Limor)