Community Perspectives on Rogue Valley’s Information Ecosystem

Professor DeVigal’s Engaged Journalism class conducted a study to survey the Rogue Valley’s information ecosystem and its residents’ information needs and assets. This report aims to summarize the study findings and provide recommendations to address the gap in the existing information landscape.

Lessons from Southern Oregon’s local news collapse

The Medford paper’s demise is also yet another cautionary tale of what can happen when local newspapers fall into the hands of remote investors. It was sold repeatedly to out-of-state investors who whittled away until there was nothing left.