New Law Hurts Writers, Readers.

Author:Agner, Wayne

As a small newspaper (circ. 3,400) publisher in Northern California, AB5 very directly impacts the coverage I provide my readers. ("Critical Thinking: A New California Bill Puts a 35-Content Submission Limit on Freelancers, Causing Publishers to Cut Ties with Them. Was That the Correct Response?" December 2019) Specifically, the half-dozen community columnists reporting from small communities throughout the county who will in 2020 find their column frequency reduced from weekly to twice-monthly to get under the arbitrary 35-submission limit. My readers get less, and my...

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