The decline of local newspapers in Germany is creating "news deserts" as around 4,400 municipalities are expected to lack local news by 2025. This trend threatens democracy as local journalism is crucial for reporting on local politics and election campaigns. Transitioning to digital news faces challenges including economic viability, reader reluctance, and inadequate network coverage, raising concerns about the future of local journalism and its role in society.


  • Caspar David Peter
    Role: Advisory board member
    Reference type: Referenced

Media Outlets

  • Leipziger Zeitung (Newspaper)