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Can a Phoenix Rise From the Ashes of Canada’s News Media?

Can a Phoenix Rise From the Ashes of Canada’s News Media?

Dave Bidini holds the first edition of the ‘West End Phoenix,’ a new kind of community newspaper. The cover is blurred as the front page was a secret in advance of tonight’s launch. Starting a paid-circulation print newspaper in 2017 is bold enough to earn attention in the Canadian […]
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The Power of Place: When ‘Local’ is More than a Catchphrase

The Power of Place: When ‘Local’ is More than a Catchphrase

Reporter Angela Long takes an in-depth look at local/hyperlocal news in rural Canada in a well-researched, insightful article published on the Local Journalism and Its Future website. For anyone trying to understand the importance of local/hyperlocal news outside urban areas, this is a must-read. Click here to view original web page at localnews.journalism.ryerson.ca Continue Reading →

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New local media outlets crop up as traditional community papers close

New local media outlets crop up as traditional community papers close

From left, West End Phoenix managing editor Janet Morassutti, editor and publisher Dave Bidini, deputy editor Melanie Morassutti and photo editor Liz Ikirkio during an editorial meeting, Aug. 1. – Carlos Osorio,Toronto Star Dave Bidini asks “what if” a lot. As in, what if the mainstream press didn’t care […]
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Cambridge Bay basketball players visit the area

Cambridge Bay basketball players visit the area

Members of the Cambridge Bay youth basketball team were staying in Camborne this past week as they prepare for the prestigious North American Indigenous Games being held in Toronto starting on July 16. Pictured, from left, are coach Terry Aknavigak, Kanen Evalik, Dallas Harvey, Peter Evalik, Lance Akoluk, Joshua […]
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Canadian pride displayed in winning piece of art

Canadian pride displayed in winning piece of art

Baylee van Steijn 16, of Gores Landing, was the winner of the Cobourg Museum Foundation High School Art Content for Canada 150 with her piece Canada in the Wood. She is standing in front of the storefront display of all the entries on King Street West. ROBERT WASHBURN/For Northumberland […]
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Officials monitoring Cobourg beach conditions

Officials monitoring Cobourg beach conditions

Sand was brought to Cobourg beach, which has been flooded for quite some time, last week in advance of the annual Waterfront Festival. More rain, however, caused more flooding. PETE FISHER/Northumberland Today file photo COBOURG – Town officials are carefully monitoring conditions at Victoria Beach following another weekend of […]
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Historical model on display in Cobourg

Historical model on display in Cobourg

From left, Dean Tapscott, Ron Rose, Henry Heideman, Brian Nelle, Paul Chandler and Ken Willocks spent the last year, along with Peter Dullard (absent), creating a replica of Cobourg using a map drawn in 1874. ROBERT WASHBURN/For Northumberland Today COBOURG – Using a drawing of Cobourg from 1874, a […]
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LOCAL NEWS MATTERS BECAUSE IT CONNECTS COMMUNITY MEMBERS

LOCAL NEWS MATTERS BECAUSE IT CONNECTS COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Staff Reporter Local news matters because it fosters debate, instigates major social change and connects community members, participants at a recent conference on the future of local news were told. “Does Local News Matter? Tales from the Trenches” offered four perspectives on the impact local journalism can have on […]
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LOCAL NEWS IS FOREVER CHANGED, AND THAT’S OKAY, SAY RESEARCHERS

LOCAL NEWS IS FOREVER CHANGED, AND THAT’S OKAY, SAY RESEARCHERS

Staff reporter April Lindgren, Colette Brin, Damian Radcliffe and Michelle Ferrier on a panel discussion about the impact of local news June 3. (Photo credit: Angela Long) Local news is important, but it is far from perfect, says the lead researcher for the U.S. Media Deserts Project . Speaking […]
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Andrew Coyne: Why the media should say no to a government bailout

Andrew Coyne: Why the media should say no to a government bailout

We must assume a media bailout is going to happen. The industry wants to be helped, and the government wants to be seen helping it, Andrew Coyne writes. Maybe you saw those stories on Thursday about the Commons Canadian Heritage committee proposing a tax on Internet providers, the proceeds […]
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