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About April Lindgren

Professor of Journalism, Velma Rogers Research Chair, Ryerson University
Latest Posts | By April Lindgren
Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation
1 year ago

Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation

The Ontario city of Thunder Bay is in the headlines these days for all the wrong reasons. Canada’s highest rates of murder and violent crime. The highest number of hate crimes per capita. Systemic racism embedded in shoddy
What the death of local news means for the federal election
1 year ago

What the death of local news means for the federal election

In the absence of media scrutiny, politicians have started to spin their own stories
How Ottawa should spend its $50 million to support local news
2 years ago

How Ottawa should spend its $50 million to support local news

Who holds officials accountable when cities like Thunder Bay, Ont., rife with political and racial tensions, have no local reporters?
Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it
3 years ago

Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it

Canadians often mourn the loss of their local newspaper. But there’s a disconnect, because few Canadians actually pay for a local news subscription.