Life-saving News Needs a Stimulus

Members of Congress

News is an essential service and our country can’t afford to lose it during this pandemic. Journalists and other media workers are working on never-ending deadlines and risking their own health to provide life-saving information to a nation sheltering in place. See all the demands.

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At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the public’s access to reliable, timely information is at risk.

With businesses closing and ad revenue plummeting, many newspapers have already cut print days. Some have suspended operations, and thousands of journalists are facing layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts.

A vast number of news outlets are threatened with extinction.

But we need the news, now more than ever.

Please include the news industry in the next stimulus package and protect access to this vital, life-saving essential service.