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Local Journalism Initiative

The Local Journalism Initiative supports the creation of original civic journalism that is relevant to the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada, broadening availability and consumption of local and regional news on matters of civic governance. Launched by the Government of Canada in 2019, the Local Journalism Initiative […]
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New research project explores best practices for philanthropic support for journalism

This article was originally published on the Local News Research Project website A new study launched by the Local News Research Project at Ryerson’s School of Journalism will explore what can be learned from other countries about philanthropic support for news media. The goal is to produce a guide […]
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Winchester press closes

Copies of the Winchester Press, on display during the Newspapers Canada conference on May 22, 2015. WINCHESTER — The Winchester Press, which has served North Dundas for 131 years, is no more. On Friday, the Morris Newspaper Group, which owns the Prescott Journal and the Leeds-Grenville Business News, announced […]
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When My Newspaper Died

In hardluck Youngstown, Ohio a reporter covers one last big story for his hometown newspaper. This story is published in collaboration with Columbia Journalism Review. When the Vindicator died, I knew it meant I’d have to leave my hometown. Again. The shuttering of Youngstown, Ohio’s daily newspaper in the […]
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Why Media Sage Jay Rosen Has The Tyee on His New York Radar

NYU professor Jay Rosen has long advocated a ‘Citizen’s Agenda’ approach to journalism exemplified, he says, by The Tyee’s approach. On Oct. 23, news media pros, students, tech innovators and entrepreneurs gathered in Brooklyn for the first day of Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit . Hearken, a company that creates […]
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When a newspaper struggles, you don’t have to close it — you can give it to its community

In Quebec, a community facing the death of its local paper instead worked together to rebuild it as a community nonprofit. Editor’s note : While it was very welcome news when the IRS allowed The Salt Lake Tribune to become a nonprofit , realistically, most metro papers aren’t likely […]
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Ever wanted your own newspaper? A good essay could win you one for $1

Heidi Atter · CBC News · Posted: Nov 29, 2019 5:00 AM CT | Last Updated: November 29 The Davidson Leader covers sports, politics, city council and other happenings in the small Saskatchewan town of 1,000 and surrounding area. (Davidson Leader) In Saskatchewan, where several newspapers have blown away […]
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Hot Topics: Who is a journalist?

A judge’s ruling that far-right outlets should be given press accreditation raises questions about whether we should defend and enforce common values. It is hard enough deciding who is a journalist without delegating the decision to a judge in the midst of an election campaign — or for that […]
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Can digital journalism serve readers who can’t get online?

With a large digital divide in Ontario, closures and print reductions of local papers have mounting effects on access to information. Chatham Daily News announced it would publish a print edition of its paper one less day a week, along with 10 other Postmedia newspapers, on Nov. 6 . […]
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Institute for Nonprofit News welcomes The Narwhal as sole Canadian member

The institute recognizes publications committed to transparency and independence in public interest, investigative journalism This story was originally published by The Narwhal and appears here with the editor’s permission. Read the original post here . The Narwhal has been accepted as a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News […]
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