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The Dig­i­tal Age has trans­formed the tra­di­tion­al media land­scape. The so-called Fourth Estate is reel­ing. Thou­sands of jour­nal­ists have lost their jobs. News­rooms have shrunk. Beats have been elim­i­nat­ed. Bureaus have closed. Many impor­tant sto­ries are giv­en short shrift or not cov­ered at all. Inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism may soon be an endan­gered species. City hall and state­house cov­er­age has been par­tic­u­lar­ly hard hit. Large parts of the coun­try are served by one or no local news­pa­pers. Inter­net giants like Face­book and Google, swim­ming in cash, run sto­ries from hard-work­ing reporters with­out offer­ing fair com­pen­sa­tion. It’s a bru­tal scene. An unin­formed or half-informed cit­i­zen­ry under­mines democ­ra­cy. Craig Aaron of Free Press warns, There are incred­i­bly impor­tant deci­sions being made in Wash­ing­ton that shape the future of media. But they’re being done with­out the public’s involve­ment or consent.”