N.J. advocacy wants spectrum sale money for local news fund

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    Free Press Action Fund is calling on the New Jersey legislature and governor to invest a portion of the state’s FCC-auction windfall to create a fund to bolster local news.

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller talked to Mike Rispoli, the director of Free Press’ News Voices: New Jersey project, about why his group says the state should funnel some of the money to create the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium, a joint initiative of four of the state’s leading universities, to strengthen local news.

    Free Press will also hold a public forum on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m at Rowan University’s South Jersey Technological Park, 107 Gilbreth Pkwy, Room 137, Mullica Hill, N.J. 

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