From Democratic lawmakers to journalists, a campaign is being waged to treat local news outlets as “civic infrastructure” that would be eligible for $2.3 billion in taxpayer aid in the American Jobs Plan infrastructure bill.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is leading the charge to secure the money in the legislation being negotiated between President Biden and bipartisan members of Congress.
“Broadcast journalism and news journalism are part of [our] critical infrastructure,” Cantwell told the National Association of Broadcasters last month, according to Radio World. Source: Just the News (Read More)
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