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We are members of the National Newspaper Association and the News Media Alliance. They have provided a lot of invaluable information to us through the pandemic and continue to do so on a daily and weekly basis. We value their input greatly and their backing in terms of helpful information and ads supporting newspapers which they have provided to us.
We know a number of newspapers throughout the country have fallen during this crisis due to advertising which has ceased due to businesses closing. Like these newspapers, we have been severely affected in a negative way. Thanks to advice by them we have instituted a significant reduction in subscription prices which has dramatically increased our number of online subscribers. We thank all readers who have subscribed greatly. You are enabling us to continue to provide coverage from our talented pool of writers and contributors.
We encourage all readers who visit us online to consider subscribing to our e-edition as well so we can continue to pay these dedicated and talented writers and layout specialists. Also, so we can continue to pay overhead such as electricity, rent, and other costs. It is 90% off at the moment for only $10 for the full year. Follow this link to subscribe and support local, independent journalism.
Focus Daily News continues to support the local communities we cover by bringing you the stories of small businesses, area schools, and the people that make our communities better.
If you are unemployed or otherwise severely affected by Covid-19, you can still see breaking news at no cost on the website, which is updated many times daily. We have not, and will not, in the immediate future put a paywall up for you to see breaking news. The subscription is for if you want the complete newspaper daily and access to all past issues online.
Below is a joint statement of the News Media Alliance, America’s Newspapers and the National Newspaper Association
The last several days, journalists have been risking their lives to report on the ground at the scenes of protests across the country in response to the death of George Floyd. These journalists are serving a critical role in providing information the public needs to know in order to stay informed about what is happening in their communities, as well as to keep them and their families safe.
In some cities, there have been reports of journalists being attacked and harassed by law enforcement while trying to do their jobs. It is essential that law enforcement and government officials not only allow journalists to report on the historic events currently unfolding, but to provide journalists with the necessary protection in order to remain safe to do their jobs, as members of the press – the rights of which are guaranteed under the First Amendment. Local journalists are not only covering the protests as they are unfolding, but they are telling the stories behind these events, and they will be there in the months ahead to report on the aftermath and local repercussions.
We are extremely grateful for journalists’ commitment and sacrifices to bring the truth to the American public. We stand behind them and support their right to a free press as granted under the First Amendment. We call on local law enforcement and government officials to recognize the importance of their role and ensure their safety during these dangerous and unpredictable events.