Call to write to MP over lo­cal news

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

A CAM­PAIGN has been launched to help save lo­cal in­de­pen­dent news pub­lish­ers – of which Wok­ing­ham. To­day is one.

Re­search has found that in­de­pen­dent news providers – known as hy­per­local ti­tles – are the most trusted source of news in the me­dia. But more than 95% of them have re­ceived zero sup­port from the Gov­ern­ment dur­ing the pan­demic.

The ICNN (In­de­pen­dent Com­mu­nity News Net­work) is ask­ing read­ers to send an email to their MP to lobby cul­ture secretary Oliver Dowden to agree a fund­ing pack­age for the in­de­pen­dent press. To add your voice, log on to bit.ly/ Sup­port­The95

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