Journalism's decline in flyover country

Iowa farmland

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Why didn't reporters sense a Trump surge in the Rust Belt? Maybe because they weren't there, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky writes: "The digital age, rather than fostering a new era of remote work, actually increased our profession’s geographic concentration. One out of every five media jobs was located in New York City, Washington, D.C., or Los Angeles in 2014, up from one in eight 10 years prior, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data crunched by the Washington Post."

Please consider using alternative eliminating the use of the words "rust belt" when referring to the Midwest or Great Lakes region.  Those of us who live here are growing weary of the negative image that these words portray. It's akin to Mr. Trump's persistent use of negative depictions when speaking about cities across the nation. Thank you.