By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-17-21

A diverse group of journalism organizations has called on Congress to pass the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (S. 2434).

The bill would help local stations and newspapers staff up their newsrooms, citing, in part, Big Tech’s “devouring” of their local ad market.

“For local and underserved communities, local news is a lifeline, and hiring local journalists that are as diverse as communities they serve is essential,” the groups said in a letter to the bipartisan leadership of the Senate and House….

Signing on to the letter were the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), the Association of LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA), Native Public Media, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).  » Read More