Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), the daughter of a newspaperman, has voiced support for the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, a bill that would provide tax credits to help local newspapers survive. The bill was introduced by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon).
Facebook will provide money for an "innovation fund" for 170 regional Australian newspapers. This is one of several deals announced by Facebook since Australia forced it and Google to negotiate content payments to media outlets.
Amy Carr, former Chicago Tribune features editor, has been named as editor of Chicago magazine. Carr had applied for but didn’t finally take a proffered buyout by new Tribune owner Alden Global Capital, which also owns the magazine.
Ulster Publishing is consolidating all of its Hudson Valley newspapers into a single print title: Hudson Valley One. The publisher has been fighting to weather the challenges facing local news publishers.