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According to a study last year, more than 360 newspapers closed their doors between late 2019 and May 2022; the country is on track to lose a third of its newspapers by 2025. This has left roughly 70 million Americans—one-fifth of the population—without a source of local news. And of the papers that have survived, many have slashed staff and budgets to the point where reporters are doing little more than dictation and re-writing press releases.

This week we launched a new membership program for our most loyal readers. 

  • When cities have strong local media, voter participation and civic engagement increase.
  • When journalists, and by extension the public, ask informed questions, leaders are more attentive and effective.

This type of labor-intensive work has, unfortunately, become rare.

That is certainly true of the Press-Telegram, once a massive operation with offices taking up almost an entire city block. Nearly a decade ago, a hedge fund bought the paper and has since whittled it down to a skeleton staff.


But without your buy-in, the kind of journalism that Long Beach deserves simply isn’t possible.

We know that you share our love for Long Beach, a city that is home to half a million residents, a seaport, an airport, a university and many important businesses and industries. Almost all of our staff lives here and strives to make this city better, both in our professional and personal lives.

We hope that you will join us, and become part of what we’ve built at the Long Beach Post. You can sign up at

The Long Beach Post is the city’s essential news source, from breaking news to documentary videos to our award-winning investigative work.

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