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More community newspapers subscribing to belief survival lies online, but will readers buy in?

More community newspapers subscribing to belief survival lies online, but will readers buy in?

Community newspapers will have to prove their worth, says Roger Belgrave 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. […]
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The news media: watchdogs prefer the paywalled garden

The news media: watchdogs prefer the paywalled garden

“What happens when journalism is everywhere?”, Mathew Ingram asked in 2011. Nine years and one Trump term later, the answer is here. A chapter from “Postjournalism and the death of newspapers” (2020). On November 15, 2011, soon after midnight, the New York riot police started a raid to evict […]
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Is the “journalism crisis” just a capitalism crisis?

Is the “journalism crisis” just a capitalism crisis?

The number of newspaper employees in U.S. newsrooms dropped by about half between 2008 and 2019, according to a report from Pew Research Center. Then the pandemic accelerated the damage. In response, the number of unions forming across newsrooms is exploding, alongside a transformation in the industry’s understanding of […]
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Rebuilding Local News

How government can help revitalize local journalism while preserving editorial independence Local news coverage is collapsing. Even before COVID-19, the number of reporters had declined 60 percent since 2000, a job decline similar in scale to the coal industry. Some 1,800 communities now have no local news outlet, and […]
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Is the “journalism crisis” just a capitalism crisis?

Is the “journalism crisis” just a capitalism crisis?

The number of newspaper employees in U.S. newsrooms dropped by about half between 2008 and 2019, according to a report from Pew Research Center. Then the pandemic accelerated the damage. In response, the number of unions forming across newsrooms is exploding, alongside a transformation in the industry’s understanding of […]Click here to view original web page at popula.com Continue Reading →

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How a national association is building a robust independent media landscape in Canada

How a national association is building a robust independent media landscape in Canada

(Screenshot, Press Forward) Ownership (and profit) in Canadian news media has historically been concentrated in the hands of the few. TorStar (the company behind the Toronto Star), The Globe and Mail (the Thomson family) and Postmedia own 41 of the 74 daily newspapers listed by News Media Canada in […]
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Broadening the funding conversation—and not just the spotlight—on local news

Broadening the funding conversation—and not just the spotlight—on local news

#FollowLocalJournalists. That’s the hashtag on a campaign that Twitter is launching today to encourage its users to do just that. According to Sara Fischer, of Axios , in addition to social-media activity, the campaign is running full-page ads in local papers owned by Gannett (including the Detroit Free Press […]
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Torstar Corporate Executive Announcements

Torstar Corporate Executive Announcements

TORONTO, April 27, 2021 /CNW/ – Torstar announced today a series of executive leadership moves that are effective immediately. Torstar President and CEO John Boynton is moving to the role as Vice Chair, NordStar Capital, the holding company for Torstar, and President, Digital, NordStar. In this new role, Mr. […]
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Local news could disappear if Canada doesn’t stand up to tech giants, Winnipeg newspaper publisher says

Local news could disappear if Canada doesn't stand up to tech giants, Winnipeg newspaper publisher says

Local news in Canada could be in further peril if the federal government doesn’t stand up to tech giants like Facebook and Google, the publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press said. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press) Days after Canada pledged to make Facebook pay for news content amid an ongoing media […]
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Community journalism has been the priority right from the start

Community journalism has been the priority right from the start

The Observer was launched with community journalism at the forefront, though the founders certainly have a deeper view of what that means. “When we started, we certainly wanted a newspaper that reflected the community that we served. To this day, that has changed,” said publisher Joe Merlihan of the […]
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