The role of public libraries in a trust-deficient world
When social media took off a decade ago many people used it as a gateway for news, bypassing the library’s limited supply of newspapers and magazines. But today, when it comes to news discovery, the love affair with social media is starting to largely wear off.
To avoid all the misinformation and fake news polluting their social channels, people are starting to seek out more credible news sources such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Newsweek, Forbes, Le Figaro, and Vanity Fair, to name just a few.
But with the increasing number of paywalls popping up on newspaper and magazine sites, people are finding it difficult to access quality journalism without having to pay for it. This is where libraries can help. Today thousands of public, academic, and specialty libraries around the world are sponsoring access to trusted media on behalf of their patrons.
If you would like to find out how your public library can offer community members unlimited access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines anywhere, anytime on their personal devices, let’s talk!