Senator Markey and Rep. Eshoo Introduce Legislation to Protect Community Television

But first, a message from Executive Director, Seth Albaum:

LCTV’s weekly news program is going to have more airtime on our channel and we are concentrating more resources towards news content. We are not alone. While media access centers throughout the country have always played an important role in informing the public and covering government affairs, more are finding themselves the last in their municipalities to be able to provide any sort of local coverage at all.

Local news doesn’t create itself. Links to news, or “news,” do not just magically appear on Facebook unless people at a news operation of some sort put in the time and effort. More than likely, the people who created them need to put roofs over their heads and food on their tables. Yet, people have come to expect it for free, and as a result, there’s less of it – local news has taken a big hit, and some cities are not served at all anymore.

I’m sure you’ve heard people say, “I don’t want to subscribe to that paper online because…” of X, Y, or Z. So, what’s left if you run out of free articles from that paper you don’t want to support? Oh, so you have a buddy who sees all the meetings and tells you what happened (as someone said to me, recently.) More than likely that buddy is watching the meetings in the comfort of his or her home thanks to outlets like Lynn Community Television. What if LCTV couldn’t do that anymore.

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