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Portland, OR -- a city with above-average independent media...

...can be a testing ground for a system of sustainable public funding for independent news/journalism. Based on McChesney & Nichols' model for saving American journalism, we can use a combination of opt-in public utility (power, phone, etc.) fees &/or state/local tax check-offs to finance existing (or new) local nonprofit radio, web & print news sources.

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