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There’s a hunger for accurate and useful news coverage right now — even more so than usual — because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic and because we’re now only a few months away from a consequential election for the state and the nation.
But that demand also comes at a time when the pandemic has tightened budgets for families and businesses, two sources of support that local journalism — in particular newspapers — have long depended upon to underwrite that coverage: subscriptions and advertising.
Like a lot of businesses, The Daily Herald and its parent, Sound Publishing, have faced tough decisions to cut costs while still meeting the demand to provide news and community coverage that informs and entertains. And those decisions are little different than what other local journalism providers are having to confront throughout the nation.
Read the full editorial from The Daily Herald, Everett, Washington
By The Herald Editorial Board (Everett, Washington) |
8/4/20 05:28 PM
"Local journalism is an important element of American society — and one we feel contributes to a better nation through the sharing of opinions, facts and the invitation for civil conversations," Leonard Woolsey wrote in a recent column encouraging readers to support the Local Journalism Sustainability Act. Woolsey is president and publisher of The Daily News and president of Southern Newspapers, Inc.
8/4/20 02:13 PM
Congress has the opportunity to pass a relief measure that protects your access to trustworthy local news, helps grow local businesses through ads placed in local news media — and rewards you for subscribing to a newspaper like this one. Your support is needed for this legislation!
7/16/20 09:33 AM