Journalists mounted unusual lobbying effort to help beleaguered local news outlets
“Realistically, we cannot replace professional journalism, but we do fill in some of the gaps and provide local coverage that isn’t getting covered.”
With platforms online and in print, the campaign serves as an outlet for reporters facing challenges at The Boston Globe.
BINJ staff and volunteers will be there every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm through Dec. 20.
"If you’re living the life, you don’t need to go see how someone else is interpreting it."
[W]e’re asking all journalists, journalism educators, journalism students, media reform activists, and DigBoston readers who agree that the state journalism commission should be created to call your Mass state senator today and ask him/her to tell Sens. Eric Lesser (D - Longmeadow), Michael Rodrigues (D - Somerset), and Patrick O'Connor (D - Weymouth), who are on the conference committee, to keep the journalism commission in the final economic development bill.
[W]e’re asking all readers who are concerned about the collapse of local news media to contact your state representative and ask them to cosponsor Amendment #40 of H. 4879. The more cosponsors the amendment has, the more likely House Ways and Means will pass it. If that happens it has a good chance of making it through the full legislative process for this session. And becoming a law. Which would be a promising outcome for the future of local news in the Commonwealth.