Residents versus Renters

The New York Times’ Shaila Dewan and Mac William Bishop have a video story up that looks at the influx of renters into formerly residential communities in the Memphis, Tennessee, area. It’s pretty well shot, but this is an idea every journalist should honor because it is very easily localized.

As homes were foreclosed upon, a lot of them were bought by investment companies who are now renting them out – and that can change a community substantially.

Or not – I bet there are communities that are stronger because of the vibrancy of change. Can you tell that story?

Mark E. Johnson

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