The Colorado Sun: Imagine, for a moment, that you live in a rural Colorado community of, say, 1,000 people. Then imagine a major news event happening in your town. You know, like a dangerous pandemic, invisible and deadly, that threatens your neighbors, your friends, your family.
Where do you go for the latest information on health guidelines, on actual numbers of those affected in your small town, on ways you can help local people who are out of work and unable to feed their families?
If you’re lucky, you can turn to your community newspaper, usually a weekly, for those hyper-local details. But if you are living in a rural area that can be classified as a “news desert,” you are out of luck.
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