The New York Times marketing team launched a campaign online that encourages people to support their local newsrooms, reports Poynter.  The campaign combines the members of several organizations of for- and nonprofit local newsrooms around the country and asks people to search for newsrooms near them, stated Poynter.

Local journalism, newspapers in particular, have been in crisis for years, shedding journalists, merging under larger corporations or hedge funds, and, in some cases, closing altogether. The coronavirus’ impact on the economy has hurt newsrooms of all mediums and sizes, causing further pay cuts, furloughs, layoffs and closures. Gannett, which merged with GateHouse last year to become the largest newspaper owner in the U.S., executed layoffs around the country, continued Poynter.

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