How Prioritizing Local News Will Help Facebook Become a More Valuable Social Network

Opinion: Smaller outlets are invaluable in times of emergencies or crisis

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The truth has become more and more difficult to identify on today’s media platforms, especially given the current political climate and accusations of fake news from all fronts. The abhorrent fake conspiracy stories about the survivors of the mass shooting earlier this month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are the most recent example.

While national media outlets have larger readerships and cover many items, it is local news outlets—particularly local TV news—that tend to be the first on the scene of a story and the first to publish the facts on hand.



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