[act-ma] support the MA Journalism Commission Bill, call your state rep by tomorrow morning (7/27)!

Jason Pramas jason at binjonline.org
Sun Jul 26 12:20:35 PDT 2020

Dear friends and colleagues,

Bill language which would establish a 23-seat journalism commission to 
look into the collapse of local news in the Commonwealth with an eye to 
action on its findings by state government has a chance to pass tomorrow 
(Mon., July 27) as Amendment #40 to the Economic Development Bill H. 4879.

Please call your state rep and ask him/her to cosponsor Amendment #40 to 
H. 4879 by tomorrow morning! The journalism commission bill 
language—which was heavily modified thanks to input by many journalists, 
journalism educators, journalism students, journalism students, media 
unions, unionized media staffers, and media reform activists receiving 
this email—now includes eight seats for local journalists representing 
disenfranchised communities plus three seats for journalism 
organizations. The commission, if created, will hold public hearings on 
the crisis in local news media in every county in the state.

More info in my DigBoston editorial here:

Act now to help save local news in Massachusetts! And please share this 
email widely!

Best regards,

Jason Pramas
DigBoston and Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism

Jason Pramas, MFA
Executive Director, Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher, DigBoston
2018 & 2019 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Political Column Award Winner
jason at binjonline.org

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