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The local news crisis in the U.S. is deepening, with profound implications for communities, their inhabitants and ultimately the health of our democracy. Through data, maps, charts, analysis and predictive modeling, this report provides a detailed look at the state of local news today, both the risks that lie ahead and causes for optimism.
The ailing local news industry in Illinois would receive compensation from Big Tech companies and benefit from state tax incentives and a new journalism scholarship program under sweeping legislation introduced in the General Assembly this month.
Today, a statewide group of local news organizations, comprising over 100 local newspapers in New York, launched The Empire State Local News Coalition, a joint advocacy effort to advance a legislative package that would deliver long-term sustainability to the sector. 

Rep. Randy K. Weber, Sr. (R-TX-14)
Rep. Randy Weber Sr. of Texas is latest co-sponsor of Community News Act
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Rep. Randy K. Weber, Sr. (R-TX-14) has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Community News & Small Business Support Act (H.R. 4756). This brings the number of co-sponsors for this bipartisan bill to 41 (20 Republican co-sponsors and 21 Democrats).

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Glocally is a social content agency that provides a white-label solution to media companies interested in offering clients local and regional influencer marketing services.
Stibo DX’s media enterprise platform, CUE, maximizes profitability and scalability by streamlining content creation, asset management, multi-channel distribution and product innovation.
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The plan includes investments that will support both the newsroom and LocaliQ, Gannett’s Indianapolis sales and advertising team.
Press Forward, the national movement investing more than $500 million to strengthen communities and local news, announced today that 11 communities are joining its network of local chapters across the country.
February 14, 2024 - A new bill signed by Governor Kristi Noem on Feb. 12 will redefine the term “legal newspaper” in South Dakota.
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Mary Mayer joins the Star Tribune Media Company after spending the past five years at The Daily Beast building its subscription business from the ground up and leading the growth of all consumer products for the New York-based media company.
Local business owners and managers will find a new face they can turn to for a broad array of advertising solutions as The Lufkin (Texas) Daily News and The Nacogdoches (Texas) Daily Sentinel welcome a new team member to the fold.
After a national search, the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville will have a new director starting in July, Amy Jo Coffey, a former broadcast journalist who found her calling in higher education.