The Charleston Post and Courier Launches a Watchdog Project to Combat Corruption and 'News Deserts'

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Local newspapers are, as Nieman Lab’s own Joshua Benton likes to say, basically little machines that spit out healthier democracies. Without a local news organization, you can expect to see fewer candidates run for local office, fewer people vote, and — as The Charleston Post and Courier points out in a new watchdog project — more corruption.

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