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A Community Forum to Save Community Journalism


This week a chapter ends for The Sacramento Press. The cuts that our owner announced last week will kick in, and there will no longer be a full-fledged editorial team or community contributor program. The question now is what exactly is next for us as an organization.

Our owner, Ben Ilfeld, has indicated some possible options for moving forward: selling to a new owner, converting to a nonprofit or becoming a co-op. Before he decides what steps to take next, Ilfeld wants to hear directly from readers about how they view the options we’re faced with . Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 26, he’ll join me and former staffers Allison Joy and Lauren Ogle for a forum at the Downtown Plaza. The events will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the South Plaza space in front of the Flywheel shop.

If you come to tonight’s forum, please be ready to share what you want to see preserved about The Sacramento Press and what direction you would like the site to take. You can RSVP here.

Hope to see you there.

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