Media union launches campaign urging Congress to provide stimulus for newsrooms

The NewsGuild-CWA, the largest union for journalists in North America, on Monday launched a new advocacy campaign to compel Congress to assist local news organizations financially harmed by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. 

The union, which represents more than 24,000 journalists and other communications professionals, said in news release that "Save The News" campaign will push for local news outlets be included in future federal recovery efforts. 

Specifically, the group is urging Congress to direct grants to employees of news outlets and to ensure that all local publishers are included in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, including those which are members of larger news companies. 

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