Democratic Senators Call For Funding For Local Media in Coronavirus Stimulus

More than a dozen senators are calling for any future stimulus package addressing the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus to include funding for local journalism, saying that communities across the U.S. are at risk of losing their source of news because of the pandemic.

“Local news is in a state of crisis that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the senators wrote in a letter sent to the upper chamber’s leadership on Wednesday.

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2 thoughts on “Democratic Senators Call For Funding For Local Media in Coronavirus Stimulus

  • April 9, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    This is the best news a small paper could hear. It has not been easy the last few years. And you’re right the pandemic is about the last straw. We have a great staff and they have worked so hard and it is a shame we do not have the funds to reward them like other businesses.
    This action makes us feel like somebody really does care. Thank you!

  • April 9, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    How wonderful! Our small newspaper has been struggling and the COVID-19 has just about consumed us. We’ve been fortunate that we have been able to keep our staff working and I must say, they have done so because they truly care about this community. We really do need your help!
    thank you so very much


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