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Irish opposition party proposes €30m state funding to ‘secure future’ of print journalism raised through online ad levy

Ireland’s biggest opposition party has proposed €30m state funding and a digital levy to “secure the future” of Irish print journalism. Fianna Fáil launched its policy proposal this week, saying adequate public resources must be invested to ensure “unbiased, trustworthy fact-based news and current affairs coverage relevant for Irish […]
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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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Last chance to fill in the blanks on funding journalism’s future

Here is the news. Newspaper publishing revenues from both circulation and print advertising, have plunged by more than half over the past decade, down from almost £7bn to just over £3bn. Here’s more news. Over those 10 years, the number of journalists employed by publishers of news brands has […]
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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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Survey Results: News, local news and opinion

A survey by the News Co/Lab at Arizona State University and Google Surveys. Executive Summary The News Co/Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with help from Google Surveys, polled more than 6,000 U.S.-based web users from May 7 to May 10, 2018, […]
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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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Hyperlocals win funding to track other publishers’ use of their stories

Hyperlocal publishers will be able to track where stories of theirs are being used by other news organisations as part of a funding boost designed to help them make money from their titles. Cardiff University ’s Centre for Community Journalism has secured €250,000 of funding from Google ’s Digital […]
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‘No pleasure’ in amalgamating 4 community newspapers, says SaltWire

The Beacon is one of four central Newfoundland newspapers that will stop publication, with a regional paper replacing it. (Garrett Barry/CBC) Despite assurances from SaltWire last year that there would be no job losses as a result of its buying Transcontinental Media, five people are losing their jobs and […]
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