Journalism is an Essential Service During the Pandemic. We Must Fund It Like One.

Over the past month, 30 states have made journalism an essential service in their disaster declarations, putting local news outlets on par with hospitals and grocery stores. It makes sense: local news is how we find out about stay at home orders and whether our nearby hospital has tests available. It lets us know which grocery stores are holding senior hours, which schools are delivering hot lunches, and how to get help with rent and mortgage payments.

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One thought on “Journalism is an Essential Service During the Pandemic. We Must Fund It Like One.

  • April 16, 2020 at 9:12 am
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    now more than ever we must thank and support the men and women of the free and responsible press in this country whose work is keeping us informed. We can’t let the irresponsible words and deeds of the few, however powerful they may be, destroy journalism and the right of the people to know what they need to know to keep themselves safe.
    At the same time, we hope that reporters and editors are doing what’s necessary to
    keep the men and women of the press themselves safe and healthy.

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