What Iowa Is Losing as My Hometown Newspaper Crumbles

“Readers noticed the paper’s sloppiness first—how there seemed to be twice as many typos as before, and how sometimes the articles would end mid-sentence instead of continuing after the jump. The newspaper’s remaining reporters are overworked; there are local stories they’d like to tell but don’t have the bandwidth to cover. The Hawk Eye’s current staff is facing the impossible task of keeping a historic newspaper alive while its owner is attempting to squeeze it dry.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Oct 5, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,328 words)
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