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#Local Journalism Sustainability Act


September 28th, 2021 • Featured, Quill Archives
Rising postal rates (again) prompt publisher concerns

It’s not as though community newspapers aren’t struggling enough these days: declining advertising and circulation, COVID-19 and increased printing costs. Now they’re dealing with another scourge — increasing postage rates. Even in this era of instant electronic access to news and hedge fund ownership of newspapers, many small American towns still depend on that locally-owned mail-delivered weekly to keep them informed of community happenings.