NFCB Joins Call for Local News Support

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters has joined the Institute for Nonprofit News, the National Newspaper Association, the Local Independent Online News Association, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the National Association of Hispanic Publications, the American Journalism Project, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, and Chalkbeat to call for increased federal action to save local news.

Among the calls are for the government to spend at least an additional $1 billion on public health advertising over the next twelve months, focused on local, nonprofit and ethnic media; extension of the Paycheck Protection Program for six months to frontline essential businesses, including local journalists; and an enhanced charitable tax deduction to any chain that converts a local newspaper into a nonprofit or donates to an existing community non-profit.

You can read the full letter here.

In April, NFCB signed on to a call for greater federal support of media alongside Free Press and 40 other organizations.

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