Death of the Daily News

 “Andrew Conte brilliantly takes us from life to death and back to life again, leaving the reader with hope that local news can rise again. Supremely well written, tremendously insightful, and remarkably hopeful.”

The obituary for local news does not have to read all bad: Even in the bleakest places, citizens are discovering what happens in their communities and becoming gatekeepers to information for the people around them. In McKeesport, citizens are attempting to make sense of the news on their own, for better and worse. This experiment not only offers clues about what happens after a local newspaper dies, but also provides guidance to the way forward. Published by University of Pittsburgh Press.