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Quebec government outlines $36.4 M plan to help newspapers

Quebec government outlines $36.4 M plan to help newspapers

Marie Montpetit, Quebec’s minister of culture and communications, scrums with reporters in Trois-Rivieres, Que., on Monday, Dec.4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jean-Philippe Pineault) MONTREAL – The Quebec government has released details on how it plans to spend $36.4 million over five years to help the province’s struggling print media. Quebec […]
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Uncovering corruption: The stories we’ll miss when local newspapers are gone

Uncovering corruption: The stories we'll miss when local newspapers are gone

A man hurries past free newspapers stacked for commuters to take at Canary Wharf underground tube station in London, Britain, March 14, 2017. (Russell Boyce/Reuters) Communities across Canada were left reeling on Monday as Postmedia and Torstar announced plans to shut down more than 30 small papers across Ontario, […]
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Kanata councillor wants to set up alternative to soon-to-be closed paper

Kanata councillor wants to set up alternative to soon-to-be closed paper

ADVERTISEMENTS Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson is looking to set up a community news site to replace the Kanata Kourier-Standard , which is to be closed in January, writes Paul Adams, an iPolitics columnist. The Kourier-Standard is closing along with Metro Ottawa and seven other Ottawa community newspapers previously […]
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A Local Journalism Experiment Pops Up In Calgary

A Local Journalism Experiment Pops Up In Calgary

Jeremy Klaszus was one of many Calgary residents who wished aloud that somebody would create what became The Sprawl , a hyper-local digital news outlet aimed at the city’s younger residents. But it was Klaszus, a former alt-weekly reporter, who managed to swiftly put the platform together—and then, just […]
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Slow News: How Taking the Time to Listen and Focus Can Help Journalism’s Future

Slow News: How Taking the Time to Listen and Focus Can Help Journalism’s Future

I’ll admit that I’ve previously been skeptical about ideas of digital detoxes and media fasts. Instead, I’ve subscribed to Clay Shirky’s maxim : “It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure.” But, last week, whilst attending the 2017 International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, I began to change my mind. […]
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Government advertising revenue is a matter of life or death for Canadian newspapers: association head

Government advertising revenue is a matter of life or death for Canadian newspapers: association head

Advertising is a driving force behind most newspapers, and Moosimin’s World-Spectator is no different. While its owner says it has enough advertising, the head of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association says a loss of revenue from government advertising has hurt many papers. (Submitted by Kevin Weedmark) Alex Johnson The […]
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