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The future of local news is one bound with our own

The future of local news is sobering but not without some measure of hope. By illuminating both the values and challenges besetting local journalism, we can reimagine a new day for local news. In 2016, the world witnessed a dramatic political shift as Brexit in the United Kingdom, followed […]
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The future of local news is one bound with our own

The future of local news is sobering but not without some measure of hope. By illuminating both the values and challenges besetting local journalism, we can reimagine a new day for local news. In 2016, the world witnessed a dramatic political shift as Brexit in the United Kingdom, followed […]
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Water in a news desert: New Jersey is spending $5 million to fund innovation in local news

The dollar amount isn’t huge, and it will barely put a dent in the crisis of local news. But it’s also an official statement that communities’ information voids are a problem worthy of government attention. Compared to its peers, the United States is notoriously stingy when it comes to […]
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Can the CBC become a local broadcaster again?

In the last half-century, waves of budget cuts and consolidations have transformed the CBC into a primarily national broadcaster. Regional directors have relatively smaller budgets and less control over them. Most stand-alone, regionally produced documentary and variety shows have disappeared. — When I was a boy growing up in […]
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Opinion: Trust me. Journalists deserve our support

Bridgitte Anderson is GM of Edelman Vancouver, a global communications marketing agency. She previously worked as a local and national news anchor at CTV and BNN. The most recent round of newsroom cuts at a national broadcaster come at a time when journalists, long known as defenders of democracy […]
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Turning newspapers into charities: A new model for the future?

There are many issues Canadian media organizations need to consider before seeking charitable status. It’s no secret that Canadian newspapers are struggling. Some would say they are dying, the victims of a broken business model—done in by the internet. People in the newspaper industry are looking for a fix, […]
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The good news about trust in the media

There is some good news about the bad news about global trust in journalism: In Canada, trust in journalists has risen significantly, as has trust in traditional media overall. According to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer released this week, 61 per cent of Canadians trust journalism – defined as […]
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Canadians’ trust in media increases despite era of ‘fake news,’ global survey finds

Trump supporters hold signs as his motorcade leaves Trump International Golf Course to Mar-a Lago in West Palm Beach on Jan. 14. The president has routinely used the term “fake news” to discredit and underdermine opponents. Though Canada is counted among “distrusting” nations for the second year in a […]
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Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

A critical year looms ahead for Canada’s beleaguered newspaper industry. As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon. Enforcing our country’s anti-trust laws to stop the corporate consolidation and cutbacks in local news coverage would […]
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15 ways funders, J-Schools and researchers can better support local journalism

15 ways funders, J-Schools and researchers can better support local journalism Image via CJR The story of local journalism in the United States tends to get overlooked in a narrative dominated by larger players. But, small-market publications represent a major cohort that we know very little about — and […]
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