Public’s dwindling interest in news offers great opportunities for newspapers

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In the Dec. 31, 2021, edition of Valley News, the story “Outlets hurt by dwindling public interest in news in 2021” by Associated Press writer David Bauder discusses the changes to news consumption over the past year. Bauder wrote about how the stories in 2020 such as the presidential election, pandemic and racial reckoning were stories that “drove intense interest and engagement to news outlets in 2020,” and how in 2021 “smart news executives knew the peaks of 2020 were not sustainable.” Cable news networks, broadcast television and even daily print products such as The Washington Post and New York Times have all seen a drop in viewership, according to Nielsen ratings and several well-known journalism professors, Bauder reported. While that may be the trend for daili
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