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Decline of Local Newspapers, Gender Equity in Summit Co., & Plan to Scan

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Today, Ohio has 32 percent fewer newspapers than it did in 2004, and newsroom jobs have dropped by about 43 percent. On The Sound of Ideas, we’ll talk about how this growing news desert impacts communities at large. Then, we’ll talk about a new study that finds Summit County lagging behind in female leaders and equal pay. We'll discuss how to address this workplace imbalance. 



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-Caitlin Johnson, Director of Communications, Policy Matters Ohio  

-Penelope Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics, University of North Carolina

-Jan Leach, Professor of Journalism and Director, Media Law Center for Ethics & Access, Kent State University

-Dr. Jennifer Savitski, MD, President, Women’s Network Board of Directors & an Obstetrician-Gynecologist 

-Steve Millard, President & CEO, Greater Akron Chamber 

-Dr. Diane Bergeron, PhD, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University

-Christian Siebeneck, Chief Technologist, ideastream 

Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”