Our Coalition

Richner Communications, Inc.

Baldwin Herald | Bellmore Herald | East Meadow Herald | Franklin Sq./Elmont Herald | Glen Cove Herald | Hempstead Beacon Herald | Freeport Herald | Long Beach Herald | Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald | Malverne/W. Hempstead Herald | Merrick Herald | Nassau Herald (Five Towns -- Atlantic Beach, Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Inwood, Lawrence, No. Woodmere, Woodsburgh, Woodmere) | Oceanside/Island Park Herald | Oyster Bay Guardian Herald | Rockville Centre Herald | Rockaway Journal | Sea Cliff/Glen Head Herald | Seaford Herald | South Shore Record (Five Towns -- Atlantic Beach, Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Inwood, Lawrence, No. Woodmere, Woodsburgh, Woodmere) | The Jewish Star | The Riverdale Press | Uniondale Beacon Herald | Valley Stream Herald | Wantagh Herald

Eagle Urban Media

BKLYN Live | Brooklyn Bluedot Living | Brooklyn Daily Eagle | Brooklyn Eagle This Week | Brooklyn Heights Press | Brooklyn Home Expo | Brooklyn Home Reporter | Brooklyn Legal News | Brooklyn Phoenix | Brooklyn Record of Commerce and Law | Brooklyn Space | Brooklyn Spectator | Brooklyn Today | | | | Good Food | InBrooklyn | | | North Brooklyn Gazette | Queens Daily Eagle

BridgeTower Media

Long Island Business News | Rochester Business Journal | Western New York Daily Record (Rochester)

Sentinel Media Co.

Rome Daily Sentinel | Utica Daily Sentinel

Ogden Newspapers

Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Saranac Lake) | Lake Placid News (Lake Placid) | The Observer (Dunkirk) | The Post-Journal (Jamestown) | Westfield Republican (Westfield)

CherryRoad Media

The Chronicle-Express (Penn Yan | Yates County)

Examiner Media

Examiner+ (Westchester County) | The Examiner (Westchester County) | The Examiner News (Westchester County) | The Northern Westchester Examiner | The Putnam Examiner | The White Plains Examiner

Johnson Newspaper Corp.

Catskill Daily Mail | Courier-Observer (Massena) | Hudson Register-Star | Journal & Republican (Lewis County) | Malone Telegram | | Ogdensburg Journal and St. Lawrence Plaindealer | Watertown Daily Times

Capital Region Independent Media

Dirt Central | Granville Sentinel | Greenville Pioneer | Inplay Capital Region | (Granville) | Ravena News Herald | The Columbia Paper | | Washington County Free Press | Whitehall Times

North Country This Week

North Country This Week Massena-Ogdensburg | North Country This Week Potsdam-Canton | North Country This Week St. Lawrence County |

The Village View

The Village View (Greenwich Village)

Litmor Publishing Corp

Bethpage Newsgram | Garden City News | Jericho News Journal | Mid-Island Times | Sysosset Advance

Daily Gazette Inc

Amsterdam Recorder | Gloversville Leader-Herald | Schenectady Daily Gazette

The Haitian Times

The Haitian Times (NYC)

Straus News

Chelsea News | Chronicle (Goshen) | Dirt Magazine (Warwick) | Our Town (Manhattan East Side) | Our Town Downtown | Photo News (Monroe) | Warwick Advertiser | West Side Spirit (Manhattan)

Neighbor-To-Neighbor News Inc.

Arcade Herald | East Aurora Advertiser | Elma Review | Mercury-Gazette | Springville Journal | Warsaw's Country Courier

Sullivan County Democrat

Sullivan County Democrat

Stuart Communications

The River Reporter (Narrowsburg)

Tell It Like It Is Press, LLC

The Village Sun (Greenwich Village)

Bee Publications Inc

The Amherst Bee | The Cheektowaga Bee | The Clarence Bee | The Depew Bee | The East Aurora Bee | The Ken-Ton Bee | The Orchard Park Bee | The West Seneca Bee

Urban CNY News

Urban CNY News (The Constitution) (Syracuse)

Niagara Frontier Publications

The Grand Island Pennysaver | The Island Dispatch (Grand Island) | The Niagara County Tribune/ Sentinel

Snyder Communications

The Evening Sun | The Gazette | Mohawk Pennysaver | Norwich and Sidney Pennysaver | Oneonta Pennysaver | Schoharie Pennysaver | Turnpike and Hall of Fame Pennysaver | Wharton Valley Pennysaver

Patchogue Advance Inc.

The Islip Bulletin | The Long Island Advance | The Suffolk County News | The Tide (Moriches and Manorville) | Trihamlet News (Mastics, Shirley, and Moriches)

Canarsie Courier Publications Inc

The Canarsie Courier

Campus News

Campus News | Greenwich Journal & Salem Press (Washington & Saratoga Counties)

Chelsea Community News

Chelsea Community News

Westchester County Press

Westchester County Press

Halston Media Group

Hudson Valley Living | Hudson Valley Uncensored | Mahopac News | North Salem News | On The Road With Halston Media | Seasonal Highlights (Northern Westchester, Putnam & Fairfield counties) | The Katonah-Lewisboro Times -The Mt. Kisco-Bedford Times | The Somers Record | Yorktown News

Our Time Press

Our Time At Home | Our Time Press (Brooklyn)

North Shore News Group

The Observer (Long Island)

Express News Group

27 East (The Hamptons) | The East Hampton Press | The Sag Harbaor Express | The South Hampton Press


El Diario (NYC)

The Batavian

The Batavian

East End Local Media Corp


Times Hudson Valley Media

Mid Hudson Times (Newburgh) | Southern Ulster Times | Wallkill Valley Times Times Review Media Group

Times Review Media Group

Long Island Wine Press | Northforker (Long Island) | Riverhead News-Review | Shelter Island Reporter | Southforker (Long Island) | The Suffolk Times


“Professionally-reported, fact-checked local news forges community, keeps elected officials in check, and strengthens democracy. This important legislation would help fortify our business and allow us to keep reinvesting in high-quality local journalists.”

Adam Stone
Publisher, Examiner Media in Westchester

“Democracy places a responsibility on citizens to be informed so they can effectively participate in the electoral process and in local government. A trusted local news source is essential for that to happen. Healthy communities need an unbiased news organization to connect, enrich and inform citizens.  This legislation would ensure we can continue covering local government meetings each month as part of our comprehensive coverage of six village and town boards, a city council and the county legislature in St. Lawrence County.”

Bill Shumway
Editor & Publisher, North Country This Week

“The bottom line is that this proposed legislation would be a major game changer!  We would be able to increase the number and type of journalists we have on staff. It would allow us to cover more beats, do more video reporting, investigative reporting and expand our "Good News" initiative we have started.”

Mark Vinciguerra
President, Capital Region Independent Media

“More than ever, we still need local, responsible organizations which collect, research and disperse, for public edification of the news and information vital to a community. These organizations are independent local newspapers. Thanks to the internet and social media, many disparate personal and specialty niches build audiences among themselves, often casually; they can be vital and entertaining within the niche. But the serious job, the mission, or serving a broad, inclusive community of neighbors, falls on the shoulders of traditional local newspapers. The best ones are of, for and about local people and issues, and they serve by following dependable schedules, no matter how slow business might be in a particular period.  Supporting them and sharing information with them can give exponential returns.”

Dozier Hasty
Publisher, Brooklyn Daily Eagle  

"The urgency of this issue cannot be understated. We must all work together to foster an ecosystem where local news - and by extension local businesses and good government - thrive."

Cameron Nutting Williams
Chief revenue officer, Ogden Newspapers

“Village View is a critical source of local news. Its importance is reflected by the fact that we distribute 11,000 copies, by hand, to building lobbies and door stoops all over Greenwich Village and the West Village and we always get calls asking for more. Print media is the only source of local news and views which reaches everyone, from seniors to college students. And the ability of local writers and leaders to write about the neighborhood they live in and the culture they live within is something which cannot be replaced.”

Arthur Z. Schwartz
Senior editor, The Village View

“In the fabric of our communities, independent local newspapers serve as the vital threads weaving together stories of triumphs and challenges, keeping us connected to our neighborhoods and shared experiences. Amidst the dynamic landscape of state legislation and the relentless march of technological progress, small independent local newspapers stand as sentinels of truth, weathering the storm of economic uncertainty and digital disruption.Future legislation will not only provide a sturdy base for local journalism, but as a result, bolster the sustainability and resilience of small businesses and communities.”

Bradley Waters
President and publisher, Sentinel Media Co

"The NY Local Journalism Sustainability Act will create newsroom jobs across the Empire State and be a model for other states to follow to combat the current rate of 2.5 newspaper closures per week in our country. New York is now positioned to be a national leader in preserving local journalism."

Dean Ridings
CEO, America's Newspapers

"We love this approach. An employment credit places the incentives in the right place: hiring of local reporters. It’s non bureaucratic. It helps for profits and nonprofits, print, digital and broadcast, urban and rural. It’s future friendly so new innovators can plug in too. And it does all this while being compatible with the First Amendment and the need to protect the editorial independence of news outlets.”

Steven Waldman
President, Rebuild Local News

"This measure would open a new revenue stream for local newsrooms through a payroll tax credit and would help ensure newsrooms can thrive economically and continue to serve their communities. Local newsrooms are fundamental to the health of democracy and must be protected."

Ariana Caplan
Director of State Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

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