Local News Outlets Partner For 'Save Chicago Media' Fundraiser

More than 40 independent news outlets are collaborating for a month-long fundraising campaign.

Can Local News Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic?
A newspaper headline announcing the closure of large events is displayed as a cable car goes down California Street, Friday, March 13, 2020, in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP Photo)
Can Local News Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic?
A newspaper headline announcing the closure of large events is displayed as a cable car goes down California Street, Friday, March 13, 2020, in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP Photo)

Local News Outlets Partner For 'Save Chicago Media' Fundraiser

More than 40 independent news outlets are collaborating for a month-long fundraising campaign.

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, people are turning to local news now more than ever for accurate and up-to-date information.

But local newsrooms are struggling with the economic fallout of the virus. To help, 43 independent Chicago media outlets are partnering for a month-long fundraiser in May.

Reset checks in with two local journalists for more on the #SaveChicagoMedia campaign.

GUESTS: Tracy Baim, publisher of the Chicago Reader

Jesus Del Toro, editorial director of La Raza