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Local Journalism Sustainability Act

The bill is designed to address long-term sustainability challenges facing community newspapers that have come from economic shifts in smaller communities and changes in the advertising world. It also helps with new stresses created by the current novel coronavirus pandemic.

Leaders predict further action in January on a slimmed–down bill

Jan 1, 2022

Congress moved into late December without final action on a section of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act that would provide tax credits to support newsroom payrolls.

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NNA welcomes progress on portion of Local Journalism Sustainability Act

Nov 19, 2021

The National Newspaper Association today welcomed news that the sections of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act that would provide tax credits for newsroom jobs have survived as part of the Build Back ...

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Urgent and sustained advocacy needed for the LJSA

Nov 8, 2021

On the 110th episode of E&P Reports, Publisher and Host Mike Blinder sat down with the National Newspapers Association’s (NNA) chair, Brett Wesner, and E&P contributing editor Gretchen Peck ...

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Cantwell Cheers Inclusion of Local Journalism Support in Build Back Better Package

Nov 5, 2021

Cantwell on Senate Floor: “local news is like hanging a lantern on a problem so that the light shines through... American democracy really does depend on ensuring that we have access to information.”

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Local Journalism Sustainability Act update — progress

Oct 1, 2021

The National Newspaper Association made progress in September with the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, legislation by Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, and Mark Kelly, D-Arizona, that would provide ...

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A shot in the arm for small business advertising - op-ed available

Aug 26, 2021

NNA is excited about the possibility of action in the Senate on legislation that would create several tax credits to help community newspapers. One is a credit that your advertisers could use to buy space ...

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Cantwell, Kelly, Wyden introduce legislation to revive, sustain trusted local news

Jul 23, 2021

Cantwell: “Local news is about holding the powerful accountable.”  Pandemic and economic crisis batter newsrooms at a time Americans need them most.

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Local Journalism Sustainability Act reintroduced by Kirkpatrick and Newhouse with new eligibility limitations

Jul 1, 2021

The bill would create tax credits for three purposes: to reimburse newspaper subscribers up to $250 a year, to provide for some newsroom payroll grants and to give small business advertisers reimbursement ...

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