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More than 100 news outlets in Ont. have closed since 2008

It’s about trust. Our relationship with our readers is built on transparency, honesty and integrity. As such, we have launched a trust initiative to tell you who we are and how and why we do what we do. This article is part of that project. More than 100 local […]
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Future of journalism: papers must deliver value – to readers not shareholders

The i newspaper is one of the paper from the Johnston Press stable that has recently been in play. The conflict that exists within the organisations that own Britain’s newspapers, and the strategies that they employ in running their businesses, was recently brought into sharp focus. One of the […]
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What is journalism’s role in an increasingly divided world?

Why we’re bringing more complexity into our reporting A couple of summers ago I was back in Alberta for a funeral when I found myself sitting in the back of a limo with several guys from my hometown in the northwestern corner of the province. Almost all of them […]
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Funding journalism means defining who’s a journalist – not a bad thing

The federal government’s recent announcement of financial support for news organizations has been met with understandably wide-ranging reactions — from relief to skepticism, and worse. Among other measures, the package will incentivize consumers to sign up for digital news subscriptions and subsidize publishers through a tax credit on salaries […]
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From the Field: Issues in Local News

In this special publication, we explore the changing role of local news in our current media reality and beyond. It brings together peer-reviewed papers by academics who gathered for a dynamic and engaging international conference in 2017. The collection explores different facets of local news, and asks how we […]
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Journalism professor asks Brighton, Cramahe councils to support local news

Northumberland County — A group of volunteers concerned about “the crisis” in local news caused by newspaper closures has launched a website that points to stories still being produced across the county that appear online. The Northumberland Hub project was begun “in direct response to concerns raised” at a […]
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The How vs. Where of News Consumption

The most compelling transformation in media consumption is not really where people are getting news but how. That is the key message, if one looks closely, in the findings of the newest biennial media consumption survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. The data […]
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The Personal News Cycle: How Americans choose to get their news

This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Introduction Contrary to the conventional wisdom about media consumption dividing along generational or political lines, a new survey finds that the nature of […]
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Five lessons from the Guardian’s membership strategy, three years on

Three years ago, the Guardian decided to re-evaluate its membership scheme , trialling contributions on its website, and building a team within the newsroom to oversee its growth and evolution. Since 2016, the Guardian has grown from 15,000 members to over 570,000 regular paying supporters, members and subscribers in […]
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