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The news industry was quick to hire for diversity-focused roles after George Floyd’s murder in 2020 — but sustaining that change has proven slow and challenging.
Instead of letting public access channels wither due to commercial market fluctuations, we should publicly fund and expand the precious communication infrastructure that access media offers.
Yang’s core idea — that local journalism, increasingly unable to pay for itself, should be subsidized by the federal government — would broaden the range of policy proposals up for mainstream political debate.
News publishers of all sizes are partnering to “save democracy” at the local level; more than 35,000 stories have been published.
“This was once something that a whole generation of journalists got to do to start their careers. Sadly, we’ve seen it disappear. We want to restore that tradition.”
“The Athletic’s subscriber model allows us to focus entirely on high-quality written content. NO ads, NO auto-play videos, NO clickbait.”
The seven-year-old VTDigger, with a stable readership of Vermonters, eyes the booming audio space as an opportunity to expand underwriter support.
Know your neighbors? You also probably know something about what’s going on down at city hall.