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Daily newspaper older than Canada cut down to weekly

Twelve years before Canada became a country, reporters and editors at the Pembroke Daily Observer were covering daily news in the thriving lumber town and putting the paper to print each morning. Next month, that 163-year-old tradition will come to an end. The newspaper’s parent company, Postmedia, announced Tuesday […]
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Where is Ottawa’s help for Canada’s newspapers?

This being National Newspaper Week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to send out a tweet extolling the value of newspapers to our democracy. “In an ever-changing world with an ever-changing media landscape, our local newspapers play a vital role in protecting our democracy,” he wrote. “We salute the papers […]
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Over 250 Canadian news media outlets have closed in the last 10 years

According to data collected by the Local News Research Project, a majority of closures have been community papers. Over the last 10 years, the number of media outlets in Canada has dwindled — and not enough new media outlets have sprung up to replace them. According to data collected […]
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Local news cut in half, not-for-profit funding models emerging, reports say

The number of articles generated by community newspapers in Canada has declined by almost half over the last decade, and many news organizations are trending toward not-for-profit business models to make up for a dramatic decline in advertising revenues, say a pair of new studies released Tuesday. News coverage […]
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Local news needs support ‘now more than ever,’ says campaign

With newspaper advertising revenues decreasing and communities across the country increasingly at risk of losing local news, the time to support journalism is “now more than ever,” says the professional body that represents newspapers in Canada. News Media Canada is hoping to spread that message far and wide during […]
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Newspapers matter now more than ever

National Newspaper Week started on Monday and concludes on Sunday, Oct. 7. This year’s theme is “Now More Than Ever.” Papers across Canada are taking part in this campaign to raise awareness of and support for the newspaper industry. We’re sending a message out to Canadian businesses, advertisers, the […]
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Postmedia announces closures of community newspapers

Postmedia Network Canada Corp. is closing six more newspapers in Ontario and Alberta and ending print production at three others, while also announcing another round of staff layoffs and voluntary buyouts aimed at cutting staff by 10 per cent, reports the Globe and Mail. The papers to be shut […]
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New study reinforces the value of community newspapers

A recently-released study shows the impact that community newspapers continue to have. The study was conducted by Totum Research in January and February of more than 2,000 Canadian adults. It shows that 88 per cent of Canadians read a newspaper on any platform each week. Newspaper access is also […]
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Press Pause

Press Pause Investigation into a meeting of council for the Regional Municipality of Niagara on December 7, 2017. Accessible PDF version of the Ombudsman’s final report on the investigation into a meeting of council for the Regional Municipality of Niagara in December 2017 Investigation into a meeting of council […]
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A Brave New Way to Fund Journalism

Brave browser blocks ads, and rewards content publishers based on the time you spend on their sites. Publications in Canada and abroad are trying a find ways to survive as ad revenues plummet. StarMetro, which recently re-launched as a unified version of the former Toronto Star and various Metro […]
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