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In this brilliant and lucid book, Andrew Conte looks at what happens when a community loses its local news. His examination of McKeesport, Pennsylvania is a microcosm of what is happening across the country as ‘news deserts’ proliferate and citizens struggle to make sense of their communities and separate fact from rumor on their own. This is a book that will be essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of local journalism.