Monterey County Weekly: As newspapers face unprecedented challenges, the state legislature has a chance to extend a lifeline.

By Chuck Champion

The California Legislature is wrapping up the 2019-2020 legislative session at the end of this month, making decisions in what is one of the most challenging periods in recent history.

It is also a time of crisis for the state’s community news outlets, which have suffered average losses of about half their advertising revenue, on top of a decade of financial decline. Some have closed their doors forever; others have made severe cutbacks in newsroom staff or reduced distribution.

Read the entire editorial as featured in the Monterey County Weekly here.