Rep. Perlmutter co-sponsors legislation to protect local journalism

Colorado Newsline: Rep. Ed Perlmutter, of Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, recently introduced legislation aimed at protecting and honoring local journalism’s role in supporting democracy. 

Perlmutter joined Reps. Mark DeSaulnier of California, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and David Cicilline of Rhode Island, in co-sponsoring the local news resolution, which asks Congress to work with news outlets to help stop the decline of local news outlets.

In the resolution, the Democratic representatives wrote that local print and digital journalism is disappearing at a record rate. They added that while many local reporters retain the trust of their communities, trust in journalists is “at an all-time low nationally,” and “nonjournalistic digital media” has been “falsely labeled and marketed as news.”

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