Letter: Supporting Local Journalism


I read my Friday edition of the Independent. Thank you for continuing to publish! I did wonder, how does a small, independent newspaper survive in these extraordinary times. And, for how long can it survive with what I would presume are significant decreases in its lifeblood – advertising revenues?

As you know, I am a CPA who provides consulting services to businesses. I thought about you and wondered how long can the Independent survive without some assistance from the community. I, for one, want the Independent and its reporters to survive another day/month to continue to report on local, public and governmental affairs. The community needs the Independent; it serves a vital role providing independent reporting. I would like to donate $100 to a fund that will help to sustain the Independent and its reporters through the next few months. I feel confident many other readers would also like to make a donation to insure uninterrupted publishing of the Independent. I know my $100 contribution will not “save the day” but combined with dollars from other Independent readers, we can make a difference.

Robin K. Hall, Laguna Beach

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  1. In a public health emergency a free press that is not aligned with ideological factions or government is needed more than ever. The idea that the press needs to support the governing bodies or the critics of government in the community, due whatever biased purpose that might serve, is not the role of the free press in our representative democracy. We need the Indy more than ever. If the Indy needs public support it should ask in the name of impartial and even handed journalism by a single critical standard rather than double standard, I would be first to contribute and ask other to do the same.


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