Page Turns on Journalism Efforts

Page Turns on Journalism Efforts

A group of Wisconsin Democrats are pitching a plan to have the state boost local journalism.

State Representatives Jimmy Anderson, Jodi Emerson, and state Senator Mark Spreitzer are asking the legislature to support a newspaper tax credit as well as a local journalism fellowship program, and what they are calling a Wisconsin Civic Information Consortium. The move comes after Democrats in Illinois suggested something similar to deal with the lack of local news coverage in their state. Local news coverage has shrunk in Wisconsin over the past decade, led by much smaller advertising budgets and dozens upon dozens of layoffs.

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