Jan 14, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Saturday's untimely death of the 80-year-old Kamloops Daily News is yet another reminder to those who love newspapers that the future is either digital or dismal. Fortunately, there are many reasons newspapers and their reporters, columnists and editors will still thrive in the years ahead, says Bill Tieleman, who writes for 24 hrs Vancouver

Jul 24, 2013 - Posted by Eric Mark Do

On the surface, the closure of eight weekly community newspapers is cause for concern for those interested in serving rural Canada; but under further scrutiny, it appears the residents of these areas will continue to get their news from local sources. Yet, digging deeper still unveils a more complex series of questions needing answers. Robert Washburn says these answers may hold the keys to resolving larger issues within the newspaper industry.

Jun 13, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja
Jun 05, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It can’t do any good to lose the number and quality of people on the Globe list, writes former Globe staffer Dan Westell. But the media owners are desperate to find a way to make money in a digital world, and cutting costs – although not a viable long-term strategy – might provide the breathing room to find a formula for profit.

May 30, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

If Darwin was around, he would read free online news instead of a print newspaper. That's according to a commercial on a  Saskatchewan radio station promoting its free website. But rather than taking insult at being called a dinosaur, the Prince Albert Daily Herald has embraced its new mascot with an ad campaign of its own.

May 28, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The recent closing of Italian language newspaper Corriere Canadese and the cancellation of the print edition of Canadian Jewish News, prompted speculation about the future of ethnocultural publications in the Toronto area. Ryerson professor April Lindgren argues that these newspapers are a valuable resource, particularly for recent immigrants, and can survive if they localize their news coverage.

May 17, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It is dinosaur thinking to consider yourself a newspaper, writes Melanie Coulson. You are a news organization, committing fantastic acts of journalism online, on tablets, on smartphones and social media. The inky print product is but one platform. The NNAs, sadly, don’t recognize this.

May 14, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Postmedia Network rolled out online paywalls on all 10 of its dailies Tuesday, following a two-year pilot project. Readers will be introduced to the paywalls with an advertising campaign, including full-page wraps on all Postmedia newspapers and TV spots starting this week, the company announced in a press release. 

May 08, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Newspapers Canada is considering a plan put forth by the Ontario Press Council to establish a national press council. The decision comes after a Ryerson University study on the state of press councils in Canada, which concluded the press councils were ineffective in their present form and did not meet the geographical and digital realities of the publishing industry.

May 07, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

With ad dollars falling, newspapers have responded by cutting desk staff. In an era when the Toronto Sun misspells "Correction" in a correction column, is there any hope for a revival of good copyediting and can newspapers maintain their credibility?

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