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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy approved dedicating $5 million to the Civic Information Consortium, a first-of-its-kind nonprofit that will revive local media in New Jersey.
On Monday, the New Jersey Senate passed the Civic Info Bill, legislation Free Press Action Fund spearheaded that would fund projects designed to strengthen local news coverage.
The New Jersey Legislature approved $5 million for the Civic Information Consortium, an innovative public fund that would invest revive local journalism around New Jersey.
The legislation, which would revive local journalism, will now move to the floors of both chambers for a full vote.
On Monday, Free Press Action Fund News Voices Director Mike Rispoli will testify before the Senate Higher Education Committee on behalf of the Civic Info Bill (S2317/A3628).
Activists fanned out across New Jersey on May 23 to urge state lawmakers to support legislation that would breathe new life into local news and information.
Free Press will facilitate the “Journalism and Media Justice in the South” track at the Free Movement Conference.
TRENTON — On Monday, New Jersey State Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald reintroduced the Civic Info Bill. The legislation would establish and fund the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium.
TRENTON — On Tuesday, New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald announced plans to introduce a new version of the “Civic Info Bill” in the 2018 session.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — Members of the media are encouraged to both participate in and report on the News Voices: North Carolina event on Sat., Aug. 26, at 1 p.m. in Charlotte.