State Moves To Save Community Newspapers

By George Capsis

Since 2004 more than 20% of all American papers have gone out of business, including 40% of weekly papers in New York. The principal reason for this decline is attributed to the decline in advertising.

While the disappearance of local and neighborhood newspapers is an issue even here in New York City, it is very important in small towns that depend on their

local papers to fulfill the traditional role to tell local citizens what is going on in their town (they have no place else to look). 

So it is not surprising that Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner of Saratoga came up with a new law to help keep newspapers alive—The Local Journalism Sustainability Act—and I am very pleased that our State Senator, Brad Hoylman, has endorsed it.

How does it work?

Subscribe to WestView News at $24 a year and under this proposed law you get 80% back in a tax credit!

You have time before the holidays to give all of your friends and relatives a subscription!

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