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September 29, 2017

Local Fix: Puerto Rico

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Welcome to the Local Fix. Each week we look at key debates in journalism sustainability and community engagement through the lens of local news.  But first, we always begin with one good idea…

One Good Idea: Support Journalists in Puerto Rico

The Local Fix is focusing on one thing and one thing only today.

Puerto Rico is facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria. Journalists on the ground have stepped up to share vital information, but in many cases are in dire straits themselves, and have low access to power, internet, and cell service.

We felt it was important to highlight some of those heroic efforts today, rather than filling our usual template. So here are just some of them. We know there are more. Send us links at localnewslab@democracyfund.org:

Will you be at the Online News Association conference next week? Let us know at localnewslab@democracyfund.org or tweet us @jcstearns and @gteresa, and hopefully we can say hi. You might even find a surprise in your conference bags…. See you there!

Have a good weekend,
Josh and Teresa
@jcstearns, @gteresa

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