The Role Of Local Journalism In New Hampshire

Apr 26, 2019

Nationally, newspaper readership is way down, but we talk with four New Hampshire publishers about how they're adapting and thriving.  We also examine new research on the impact of when a local paper goes away: with no journalistic oversight, taxes often go up and incumbent politicians face less competition


  • Maggie Cassidy - Editor of the Valley News, a daily newspaper and website serving the Upper Valley, where she was previously the web editor.
  •  Mark Guerringue - Co-founder of the Conway Daily Sun, the Laconia Daily Sun, and the Berlin Daily Sun, and publisher of the Conway and Berlin Daily Suns. 
  • Charlie Jordan - Editor of the Colebrook Chronicle, a free weekly serving the Upper Connecticut River Valley, which also produces a weekly video newscast. 
  • Nancy West -  Publisher of, a nonprofit watchdog news website published by the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism.