Retreat from print could be a disaster for local democracy | Roy Greenslade

Published: 12/05/2019
Retreat from print could be a disaster for local democracy | Roy Greenslade
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

A lack of checks and balances in the digital world allows ‘alternative facts’ to flourish A scene from my earliest days as a reporter. On a Friday afternoon, people queue outside a newsagents in one of the poorer areas of a London borough to await the arrival of their weekly newspaper. Some applaud as I heave bundles of Barking Advertisers (now defunct, became the Barking Recorder in 1992 and was

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