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‘Saving the journalism industry will require community support’

With American technology companies Facebook and Google collecting around 80 per cent of digital advertising revenue in Canada, some media companies are pushing against their “monopolistic” practices for a fairer playing field. – Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star At least 250 Canadian newspapers have shut down since 2013. […]
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In search of the next generation of local media owners

Though a deepening economic crisis continues to plague the local news landscape in the United States, the NewStart initiative has set out to ensure that one aspect is not overlooked: there are some profitable newspapers in the country whose owners are looking to sell. The NewStart local news ownership […]
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DIAS: We need a Canadian model to save Canadian journalism

Facebook and Google icons AFP via Getty Images / Toronto Sun Just when Canadians need strong news outlets to guide them through the pandemic’s second wave, those same outlets are facing extinction. The sharp revenue drop resulting from COVID-19 comes after years of Google and Facebook, cornering the market […]
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3 ways publishers are experimenting with hyperlocal news

Even as we see growth in newspaper subscribers, there’s a perception that it is mainly national titles that have benefited. This is true in the case of the US, where The New York Times and The Washington Post account for more than half of all online news subscriptions. Some […]
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First Cohort of “Niche Media Entrepreneurs” Selected for New Certificate Program

The Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism has chosen its inaugural cohort of 20 media entrepreneurs. They’ll start the virtual program on Oct. 13 to develop newsletters, podcasts, local sites, and other niche news products serving their audiences and communities. Participants in this […]
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Our Startups Lab will coach aspiring news entrepreneurs

Programming Director The opportunity was obvious to me: I wanted to create an email newsletter that explained complex stories to help readers make sense of what was happening in their city. So my cofounder and I created a Google Slides presentation outlining our intended audience, editorial mission and back-of-the-napkin […]
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“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action

“Daily political events consistently evoked negative emotions [which] predicted worse day-to-day psychological and physical health, but also greater motivation to take action aimed at changing the political system that evoked the negative emotions in the first place.” RELATED ARTICLE RELATED ARTICLE Who would buy a product that reliably makes […]
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Christopher Curtis: Why I’m quitting Postmedia to test a new model of journalism

I think about death. I pedal furiously into the night, until lactic acid burns my quads, until the trailer parks and pizza parlours by the lake give way to the hills outside Oka. I pedal beyond the streetlights and the steel towers sending radio waves across the valley. I […]
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Will nonprofit journalism rules now on the books help news organizations in Canada?

Long-awaited updates now offer path for news media to issue tax receipts to donors. But the road to philanthropic journalism is paved with Canada Revenue Agency rules, uncertainty about Canadians’ willingness to give Canadian news organizations looking to set up as nonprofits that issue tax receipts to donors must […]
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