Monthly Archives: September 2021

Celebrating “First Amendment Day”

Happy (Belated) First Amendment Day to our publishing partners! Thank you for the essential work that you do. “The five freedoms we celebrate on First Amendment Day protect the fundamental ways we participate in society and in democracy:


1.) Praying and worship — or not — in accordance with our own beliefs;
2.) Speaking our minds, even — and especially — when we disagree;
3.) ******Publishing news, opinions, ideas and information, including to hold those in power accountable********
4.) Gathering peacefully together to amplify our voices;
5.) Bringing problems to government representatives and suggesting solutions.”

Link to read more about the importance of this holiday – https://www.freedomforum.org/2021/09/15/perspective-first-amendment-day-is-a-reminder-we-get-to-have-a-say/

Many Independent Newspapers Across the US Striking the Right Balance of Local News Coverage + Revenue Streams

The Falmouth Enterprise, Inquirer and Mirror and The New Haven Independent are just a few examples of publications with loyal local readers and successful financial models in the current media landscape. The right combination of print, digital and circulation revenue help support platforms that provide valuable news coverage at the community level.

“People will support local journalism that’s high quality,” said Bass. “I think we’re seeing the beginnings of the rebirth of local journalism.”

Read the full story here: https://provincetownindependent.org/while-chain-owned-newspapers-struggle-many-independents-thrive/