When Local Eyes Were Watching Their Lawmakers

December 2010
Nieman Reports;Winter2010, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p19
The article discusses the importance of regional news bureaus in Washington D.C. on city and local community populations in the U.S. According to the author, the economic downturn has led to bureau shutdowns across the country. The author claims that this has resulted in the absence of stories that often lead to a bigger issue and changes in policies. He details how his work at a regional bureau led to American growers of cut flowers to realize that they are behind countries like Colombia and Ecuador in terms of adapting to industry changes.


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