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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

Sarah Gibson for NHPR


The Suncook Valley Sun, a community newspaper serving the towns of Pittsfield, Barnstead, Chichester, Northwood, and Epsom, is shutting down later this month.

The free paper was delivered weekly to about 8,000 residents. It included press releases about community events and fundraisers, as well as articles, obituaries and letters to the editor from area residents.