The policy briefing will explore how states can establish “Local News Dollars” systems — in which residents are issued vouchers to donate to journalism outlets of their choice — to expand and revitalize local journalism, as well as other ways that states can use public funds to support local journalism and community news outlets. More information can be found in the Democracy Policy Network’s new policy kit on Local News Dollars.
Join us as we speak with Dean Baker (Senior Economist at the Center for Economic & Policy Research), Maya Chupkov (Media & Democracy Program Manager at California Common Cause), Marcus Green (Publisher of the South Seattle Emerald, and a columnist with the Seattle Times), and Mark Histed (Democracy Policy Network’s Local News lead and organizer of DPN’s Local News Dollars state policy kit) to learn more about this proposal.
DPN Conversations are monthly briefings for state leaders, staffers, advocates, and journalists interested in learning about transformative state policies for deepening democracy. Each month, DPN brings in a panel of experts, advocates, and legislators to share their story and answer questions about the nuts and bolts of raising up an inspiring and impactful state policy idea. Videos from past DPN Conversations — on ideas ranging from Public Pharmaceuticals and Social Housing to Cooperatives and Restorative Justice — are here.
To learn more or to suggest a policy you think should be featured in a future DPN Conversation, email Mike@DemocracyPolicy.network.
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