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Northern News Services bought by B.C.-based Black Press Media

Northern News Services bought by B.C.-based Black Press Media

NNSL Media, a publisher of seven weekly community newspapers in N.W.T. and Nunavut, and two news sites, has been bought by Black Press Media. The deal is set to close on March 31. (Sidney Cohen/CBC) Northern News Services Limited, often referred to as NNSL, has been bought by B.C.-based […]
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Black Press Media acquires NNSL Media in Northwest Territories, Nunavut

Black Press Media acquires NNSL Media in Northwest Territories, Nunavut

NNSL was founded in 1972 by Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason. (Pixabay.com) Black Press Media has announced the acquisition of Northern Canadian-based NNSL Media. The publisher operates seven community newspapers and two websites based in Northwest Territories and Nunavut, including the News/North, Yellowknifer, Weekender, Nunavut News, Kivalliq News, Hay River Hub, […]
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Executive Summary

Project Oasis is a collaboration between UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, LION Publishers, Douglas K. Smith and the Google News Initiative to map and showcase the growing number of locally focused digital news publications in the U.S. and Canada and to share information about the choices they […]
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Legislation coming this year to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content

Legislation coming this year to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content

OTTAWA – Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is promising legislation this year to ensure tech giants like Google and Facebook pay for the news content they disseminate on their platforms. The promise comes as newspapers across the country are displaying blank front pages in a bid to highlight the […]
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The case for the community newspaper

The case for the community newspaper

My first writing job was 20 years ago: a local column for my community newspaper. That paper no longer exists. Amalgamated and replaced by other incarnations, it exemplifies an industry in trouble. Newspapers traditionally have relied upon advertising and subscription revenue to survive. Edward Greenspon, president of the non-profit […]
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Introducing The Resolve: a powerful new platform for Black, Indigenous and people of colour voices and stories in Canada

Introducing The Resolve: a powerful new platform for Black, Indigenous and people of colour voices and stories in Canada

Founder Matthew DiMera explains why he quit his former editor-in-chief job, and how he plans to tackle systemic racism in Canadian journalism As a Black queer journalist, I’ve dealt with racism and homophobia in newsrooms across Canada. I’ve experienced everything from endless micro-aggressions to blatant discrimination. That’s why I […]
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The local paper brought this small Ontario town together. Now it’s gone, and no number of social-media groups can replace it

The local paper brought this small Ontario town together. Now it’s gone, and no number of social-media groups can replace it

When Elaine Smyth came across a stack of newspapers spanning 40 years, they were bound for the trash. The issues of the Markdale Standard dating back to 1953 were not only old news by definition, but the paper itself had been out of print for two years by the […]
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How Indiegraf helped launch six local news outlets during COVID-19’s first wave

The reality sank in for Brandi Schier, owner, publisher and managing editor of Sun Peaks Independent News, on March 16. Sun Peaks Resort, the pillar of the town’s local economy, announced it would close for the season 48 hours later. Sun Peaks is a small but fast-growing mountain town […]
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‘One fire away’: Why Ontario communities are digitizing their newspapers

Cornwall’s Standard-Freeholder archives exist largely on microfilm. (Courtesy of the Cornwall Community Museum) In the spring of 2017, Allan J. MacDonald set out to preserve fragile copies of Glengarry County’s newspapers in a more permanent location: the internet. With 25 years of experience at the Archives of Ontario behind […]
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