En Route Podcast: Local News

I recently appeared on the En Route podcast with Dennis Sanders talking about local news.

The hour-long episode covers a range of local journalism topics, from how West St. Paul Reader started to funding models for community news. I also talk about the partisan divide and how it impacts local news and also talk briefly about my latest book, Better Politics Please.

“We’re in this weird partisan space where everything is hyper divided and it’s hard to know facts. … It’s almost like the bottom drops out because you don’t know what’s going on in your community down the street, so it’s hard to have any sort of anchor.”

-Kevin D. Hendricks