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What’s missing in Canadian journalism?
1 year ago

What’s missing in Canadian journalism?

By  •  Research

By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor

When David Topping set out to take the pulse of Canadian journalism, he was hoping it might help him shape something new—a project, or a… Continue Reading What’s missing in Canadian journalism?

A manifesto for the newspaper revival
1 year ago

A manifesto for the newspaper revival

By  •  Commentary

By Pat Reddick for Media Are Plural

Enter panic mode, it’s time to seriously worry about things. Or, better yet, get your thinking cap on and come up… Continue Reading A manifesto for the newspaper revival

Can community TV be brought back from the brink?
1 year ago

Can community TV be brought back from the brink?

By  •  News

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign

By David Gray-Donald

At one time in Canada, there were around 300 community TV stations. But in 1997, regulatory… Continue Reading Can community TV be brought back from the brink?

Lessons from a little English newsroom
1 year ago

Lessons from a little English newsroom

By Jessica Caparini for University of King’s College The Signal

Peter Morse didn’t learn that his office was shutting down from a man in a suit, but from… Continue Reading Lessons from a little English newsroom

Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s the public interest in the future of Canadian media?
1 year ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s the public interest in the future of Canadian media?

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star

What happens if and when there are no news media?

That is the critical question at the heart of an essential public conversation… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s the public interest in the future of Canadian media?

New book brings academics and journalists together to talk about journalism’s future
1 year ago

New book brings academics and journalists together to talk about journalism’s future

By Marlene Murphy

“What kinds of journalism do we think are worth protecting, and what are we willing to do to protect them?” Christine Crowther said that was the starting… Continue Reading New book brings academics and journalists together to talk about journalism’s future

News needs of smaller communities require special attention, researcher says
1 year ago

News needs of smaller communities require special attention, researcher says

By Steph Wechsler for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre

The ongoing discussion about the state of Canadian news media tends to overlook what’s happening in smaller communities, local news advocate… Continue Reading News needs of smaller communities require special attention, researcher says

Democracy and the decline of newspapers
2 years ago

Democracy and the decline of newspapers

By  •  Commentary

By Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

In the 18th century, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that if the choice were government without… Continue Reading Democracy and the decline of newspapers

As the ink fades
2 years ago

As the ink fades

By  •  Business

By Jaren Kerr

On September 11, 2001, Jeff Brodrucky helped hand out 10,000 copies of the Toronto Star to commuters passing through the Yonge-Sheppard subway station in Toronto.

“I gave… Continue Reading As the ink fades

The darker side to new media business models
2 years ago

The darker side to new media business models

By  •  Commentary

By Paul Willcocks for The Tyee

As traditional news media fade to black, one promising business model is built on providing high-value, exclusive information at premium prices.

Good… Continue Reading The darker side to new media business models