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As eight Ottawa community newspapers roll off the press for final time, others step in to fill gap

I believed I had chosen a profession where I would make a difference and what I wrote would impact people’s lives. I also expected to retire from this profession. That was not to be. — Theresa Fritz, former managing editor of Metroland Media East. Before the final Ottawa Community […]
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B.C.’s top local news stories of 2017

B.C.’s top local news stories of 2017

There was no shortage of shocking, stirring, and amazing news stories to come out of our communities in British Columbia. Here is Black Press Media’s ‘Year in Review’ of the biggest and best headlines from across B.C. North Vancouver mountain peak named after Tim Jones To honour the passing […]
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Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. —— Author: Marc Edge, Professor of Media and Communication, University Canada West As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news […]
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COX: Is celebrity gossip your ‘local news’? Ottawa seems to think so

COX: Is celebrity gossip your ‘local news’? Ottawa seems to think so

Melanie Joly Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly responds during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang ORG XMIT: CPT110 ED’S NOTE: Oct. 26, 2017 file photo Hockey news, fashion tips, TV and movie listings, […]
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Liberals don’t grasp what ‘local media’ means

Liberals don’t grasp what ‘local media’ means

(Postmedia Network) Hockey news, fashion tips, TV and movie listings, retirement strategies, updates on Celine Dion — all of this information now constitutes local media — at least according to federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joly. This week marked a black spot in the history of Canadian newspapers with the […]
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Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey says newspapers will survive but with reduced numbers

More Canadian newspapers will close in the next few years but printed news will still exist 10 years from now, Postmedia Network Inc. CEO Paul Godfrey said in an interview on Tuesday. “I think newspapers, the numbers will shrink, but I think there will still, in the next decade, […]
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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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