InfluenceWatch Podcast #215: States Newsroom’s Latest Frontier

Local news: It’s in decline, but people trust it more than national news by all accounts. And this creates an opening for big national organizations to get into the local news game to influence states and localities. One such big national organization is “States Newsroom,” a relatively recent spinoff from the Arabella Advisors network of liberal, dark-money-funded advocacy entities. Now, this national liberal institution has expanded almost as far as one can go while remaining in a U.S. state: Alaska. Joining me to discuss States Newsroom’s new project from the Last Frontier state is Suzanne Downing, a writer for Must Read Alaska. Just a reminder to our listeners that as a 501(c)(3), our mission is to investigate those working to influence the public policy process, not weigh in on election outcomes or support or oppose individual candidates.

Michael Watson

Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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