Should Taxpayers Subsidize Newspapers?!?

Featured on corporate websites across Midwest . . . Here's a clandestine call for the distribution of taxpayer cash in favor of a tech that almost nobody reads anymore . . . Check-it:

Governments are required by law to alert the people they serve about public hearings, zoning changes, bid solicitations, budget summaries and other important civic functions. Traditionally, those legal notices and public records have appeared in local newspapers. That’s still where people expect to find them.

Many smaller newspapers rely on legal ads from cities and counties to turn a profit. For some, it’s the only real revenue left.

Local papers struggle to stay afloat with advertising money increasingly diverted to tech giants such as Google and Meta. That’s partly why we’re losing more than two newspapers a week in this country.

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