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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
    • Posts
    • Graphics
    • 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 threats

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.

Social media

Sample posts

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 tag Governor Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) and your legislator using the hashtag #CALeg and #SaveLocalJournalism in your posts.

Due to devastating financial losses, newspapers across the country are being forced to lay off employees, curtail offerings, and even shut down. Please help #savelocaljournalism. #CALeg | @GavinNewsom | @CNPAservices https://bit.ly/SLJA2020

News outlets are severely at risk due to unsustainable financial costs and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please support the #SaveLocalJournalism Act. #CALeg | @GavinNewsom | @CNPAservices https://cnpa.com/legal/savelocaljournalism/

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. #CALeg | @GavinNewsom | @CNPAservices https://cnpa.com/legal/savelocaljournalism/

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. Please help #savelocaljournalism. #CALeg | @GavinNewsom | @CNPAservices https://cnpa.com/legal/savelocaljournalism/

COVID19 has disrupted many industries and will permanently shut down thousands of businesses. Local journalism shouldn’t be one of them. Support the #SaveLocalJournalism Act! #CALeg | @GavinNewsom | @CNPAservices https://cnpa.com/legal/savelocaljournalism/

Over the past 15 years, more than one in five papers in the United States has closed. Help support local journalism, by supporting the #SaveLocalJournalism Act! #CALeg | @GavinNewsom | @CNPAservices https://bit.ly/SLJA2020

New research data shows the number of journalists working for newspapers has been cut in half since 2008. Help #SaveLocalJournalism. #CALeg | @GavinNewsom | @CNPAservices https://cnpa.com/legal/savelocaljournalism/

New report: An Analysis of the Financial Crisis Facing California Local Daily Newspapers, California newspapers face an immediate “perfect storm” of devastating threats. Help #SaveLocalJournalism. #CALeg | @GavinNewsom | @CNPAservices https://bit.ly/3aI8zYB

Sample graphics

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.

Informational materials

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.

Contact us

If you have any question or comments regarding the Save Local Journalism Act, please feel free to contact Brittney Barsotti (916-288-6006).