Aired Sep 24, 2020
The Disappearance of LGBTQ+ Newspapers
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Article: Community Reacts as Windy City Times Ends Print Edition
Author: Ross Forman
Questions for Discussion:
- What role has LGBTQ+ media played in your life? In your opinion, what role do LGBTQ+ media, publications, and newspapers play in the lives of queer folks in the US and around the world? Is it more than just reporting news?
- The article notes that while at one time there were hundreds of LGBTQ+ publications in the US – in 2020 it is down to about 100, which includes only 11 weeklies. Why do you think that is the case? Is this trend likely to continue?
- Media has changed dramatically. What can people who are LGBTQ+ and allies do to support LGBTQ+ media? Is there anything specific you would recommend in 2020?
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