Thank you for your continued efforts to support to save local journalism and spread awareness for the Save Local Journalism Act! We hope this e-toolkit will provide you with the necessary information and resources to share the message about the urgent need to support local journalism.
The e-toolkit includes:
- Support letter template
- Social media
- Profile picture
- Headers for Twitter and Facebook
- Informational materials
- Save Local Journalism Act fact sheet
- State of the News Industry – By the Numbers infographic
- FTI whitepaper: An Analysis of the Financial Crisis Facing California Local Daily Newspapers, California newspapers face an immediate “perfect storm” of devastating threat
Support letter template
A sample letter has been provided for your organization and others that may be supportive of the Save Journalism Act. Please feel free to share with supportive organizations. We can tailor the letter upon request as well.
Below are sample social media posts for you and your organization to simply copy and paste into each social media platform. Feel free to tailor them to fit your needs!
Please use the hashtag #AB323 and #SaveLocalJournalism in your posts.
News outlets are severely at risk due to unsustainable financial costs and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand that your legislators support AB 323 to #SaveLocalJournalism! savemypaper.com
Legislators must support #AB323 or else news readers will be left with less access to important community news coverage, limited home delivery, and more. #SaveLocalJournalism Savemypaper.com
California newspapers are facing a financial crisis that will impact community access to news coverage. Legislators must vote YES on #AB323 to #SaveLocalJournalism. More at savemypaper.com.
Due to devastating financial losses, newspapers across the country are being forced to lay off employees, curtail offerings, and even shut down. Vote YES on #AB323 to #SaveLocalJournalism Visit: savemypaper.com
Journalists are on the front lines, providing communities with timely, accurate news and information. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for news publishers to sustain operations. Help #SaveLocalJournalism by supporting #AB323. Visit Savemypaper.com
News outlets are severely at risk due to unsustainable financial costs, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and onerous laws such as AB 5. Vote YES on #AB323. Visit SaveMyPaper.com
Join the effort to #savelocaljournalism by supporting #AB323. Sign up at savemypaper.com! We must demand that CA legislators vote YES on #AB323.
COVID19 has disrupted many industries and will permanently shut down thousands of businesses. Local journalism shouldn’t be one of them. Sign up at savemypaper.com to join the effort. #AB323
Over the past 15 years, more than one in five papers in the United States has closed. Visit SaveMyPaper.com to support #AB323 to #SaveLocalJournalism
New research data shows the number of journalists working for newspapers has been cut in half since 2008. Support #AB323 to #SaveLocalJournalism, visit savemypaper.com.
Check out the link below to download social media graphics for your posts.
Profile picture and headers
To show unity, please change your profile picture to the Save Journalism Act logo on Twitter and Instagram and update your social media headers. There are several Twitter and Facebook header options for you to choose from below.
Fact sheet and infographic
We’ve created two fact sheets with further details regarding the current state of the news industry and the importance of fulfilling the requests outlined in the Save Local Journalism Act. Please feel free to use these fact sheets to encourage support for the Save Local Journalism Act.
FTI Whitepaper: An Analysis of the Financial Crisis Facing California Local Daily Newspapers, California newspapers face an immediate “perfect storm” of devastating threats
We have commissioned a whitepaper from FTI on the financial state of the news industry and how it has been further devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
For CNPA members: While we respect editorial independence, you are welcome to share with your editors for their consideration as a news story and, if appropriate, as an editorial on its implications for the news industry.