Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is working with state legislators on an important proposal to help sustain the state's local news outlets.
The nation’s founders recognized that access to news and information was crucial to ensuring a robust republic with an engaged citizenry. To ensure that citizens, including those not privileged or affluent, could keep tabs on their government, they took two crucial steps. First, they established the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as part of the Bill of Rights. Among the five freedoms embedded in the First Amendment is the right to free speech and free press.
New data on where Americans get their news adds context to the debate in Congress over whether to help local news outlets get fair compensation...
California’s new policy to place graduating journalism students in news deserts is an outstanding idea that Washington and other states should emulate.
Callous public ownership and an insatiable thirst for profits damaged a once proud news empire.
Trust in institutions has been on a half-century-long decline, with one significant exception: local news media.
President Joe Biden should help save local news outlets as part of his ardent defense of democracy.
It's time for the state's Congressional delegation to support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.
A definitive story on Gannett's layoffs, The New York Times dishes on The Washington Post and a path forward for saving local news.
Journalists simply can't allow themselves to be megaphones or stenographers. They have to be dedicated truth-tellers
The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act would allow smaller publishers to collectively negotiate compensation with large online platforms.