Johnstonian News - COVID-19 Local News Fund

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COVID-19 Local News Fund (via Local Media Foundation)

Local news needs your support

The Johnstonian News relies on community support from subscribers, advertisers and readers like you to fulfill its mission as a comprehensive source of news and information and an independent voice for our community. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, we need your help more than ever.

The unprecedented public health crisis and its restrictions on business and commerce have resulted in steep reductions to the newspaper's advertising revenue, our No. 1 source of funding. We've ramped up our efforts to provide readers with a 24/7 digital news source.

We're providing our COVID-19 coverage to all website users free of charge, and we're fighting for our readers' right to know the extent of the virus' impact. Our sister newspaper The Wilson Times joined a coalition of news outlets that retained North Carolina's top media law attorneys to secure information from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Through parent company Restoration NewsMedia, your newspaper played a role in obtaining these vital public records.

We've also partnered with the Local Media Association to support our coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Our COVID-19 Local News Fund accepts tax-deductible contributions that will allow us to continue bringing you the latest and most comprehensive news about the virus and its impact on our community.


Johnstonian News - COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. LMF is raising funds for educational activities; specifically, to educate the public on COVID-19 issues. LMF is providing funds to this news organization and many others to support this important educational project. All money raised by this effort will go directly to support COVID-19 reporting, to make sure the public has essential facts on this important topic.




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