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  • New book contends that local newspapers bear brunt of news media's increasing elitism

    Photo illustration of Dr. Nikki Usher and her new book.

    A new book by University of Illinois journalism professor Nikki Usher examines how the news media, and local newspapers in particular, are becoming increasingly focused on serving wealthy, white and politically liberal news consumers.

    Photo illustration by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Nikki Usher, call 213-220-7824; email; Twitter handle @nikkiusher.