How Retail Ad Decline is Hurting Newspapers–Even in Hawaii

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Earlier this month, HBO’s John Oliver devoted the main segment of his weekly show, “Last Week Tonight,” to highlighting the dire state of local journalism.

In a 19-minute rant that only he could deliver, Oliver offered what amounted to a primer on the economic factors that have decimated local newspapers around the country.

“The newspaper industry today is in big trouble,” Oliver said. “Papers have been closing and downsizing for years, and that affects all of us.”

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