Encourage our civic leaders to build a healthy ecosystem for #LocalJournalism to thrive.

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Claire McIlveen
1 month ago
Local news is vital for a healthy democracy.

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Leonard Regan
Oct 14, 2020
Truth,trust, and facts matter...

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Carol Pasten
Aug 12, 2020
I’m very worried about the state of mainstream media, especially with the concentration of ownership. We need stronger journalistic standards first of all, and diversity of opinion. Fundamental change is needed.

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Joshua Radu
Aug 8, 2020
We need a local voice.

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Brenda Castonguay
Aug 8, 2020
We all have the right to be informed! Let’s not follow in the footsteps of a tRUMP administration.

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Mary Stroh
Jun 4, 2020
I believe in the importance and necessity of local journalism

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Dave Amor
May 28, 2020
In today's world we need responsible, professional journalism more than ever.

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Chuck Howitt
May 28, 2020
Don't take local journalism for granted.

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Frances Reilly
May 25, 2020
I believe in transparency and accountability that journalism can question and provide analysis at a local level.

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Karl Kessler
May 23, 2020
Empowered journalists are watchdogs for the citizenry. A healthy press is a guardian of our democracy. They are indispensable and irreplaceable. They are also under threat, and not only where they are actively suppressed, but also in places like Canada, where they enjoy the benefits of free society. Here, they are taken for granted, neglected, mischaracterized, and subject to the whims of commerce (some of the ways this has played out are highlighted in the attached petition). For all that, the very democracy and free society that journalism and the press help to create are undermined. Countermeasures are sorely needed to reinvigorate local journalism, and thereby safeguard local democracy.