State of the News Media Local TV News

Local TV news viewership continues to be on a gradual decline.
The majority of viewers of local news continues to be older adults.
Not surprisingly, younger adults turn to social outlets for their news.
Some Fox affiliates recorded an increase in viewers for their morning news, mainly for the fact that Fox doesn't air a national news program in the morning.
Station revenue often follows a cyclical pattern where revenue increases during election years.
Online news revenue has increased, and is expected to continue to increase.
Re-transmission fees, for cable, and dish companies to air local news, have also continued to increase.
One good sign is that staffing for local news stations has continued to slightly increase.
I don't see local news going anywhere anytime soon.

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