Local news organizations and public access television are essential in covering what’s going on in the community in a way that brings accurate and needed information to residents. Many news-gathering organizations are under pressure as they are having to compete with the advance of social media and numerous digital sources. Ultimately, many communities are losing their access to an independent press. This makes it harder to hold public officials and businesses accountable.
Public access television, including Bolton Access TV, is losing crucial support as cable loses subscribers. Cable companies have been a traditional source of funding for public access stations.
Here are ways to help ensure we keep local news outlets and coverage of government meetings:
For Local News, subscribe to: http://boltonindependent.com/
To assist Bolton Access Television, which is currently providing critical services by recording a range of government meetings, consider donating:https://www.boltonaccess.tv/