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Penelope Muse Abernathy

Penelope Muse Abernathy

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Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy is the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina and a director of the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media. A journalism professional with more than 30 years of experience as a reporter, editor and senior media business executive, her research focuses on the implications of the digital revolution for news organizations, information needs of communities and the emergence of news deserts in the United States. She is the author of Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability, published in 2014, as well as three follow-up reports expanding on her research.

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