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“I really believe in the power of people to organize and advocate from the bottom up to create some solutions to this. I don’t think these solutions are going to come out of commercial media.”
The dollar amount isn’t huge, and it will barely put a dent in the crisis of local news. But it’s also an official statement that communities’ information voids are a problem worthy of government attention.
“Our goal is a newscast that is complementary to the commercial news”: Think important local issues, not car crashes and sports scores.
Meanwhile, efforts continue in New Jersey to get stations to commit their earnings from the auction to local news initiatives.
The advocacy group Free Press is encouraging public broadcasters to invest their earnings back into local news and information.
Free Press’ News Voices: New Jersey is meant to be “community-driven as opposed to being newsroom-driven.”