The Changing Media Landscape, Inside Appalachia

This week, we’re joined by Lilly Knoepp, regional reporter at Blue Ridge Public Radio in Western North Carolina. Boom and bust cycles for coal, timber and textiles are nothing new to Appalachia. Today, we’re seeing another industry struggle – local journalism. Some newspapers have scaled back or disappeared entirely, but journalism isn’t dying. Journalists are adapting and some are reinventing what they do.

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This Va. Newspaper Has Been 'Making And Recording Black History' For 80 Years

The Roanoke Tribune has been telling its Black readers their lives matter for more than 80 years. While many newspapers have struggled to adapt to the…

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