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Tilting the playing field
4 weeks ago

Tilting the playing field

The government capitulated to the demands of traditional publishers with its financial package of “support for Canadian journalism.”

If you missed the news, it’s probably because after months—make that years—of… Continue Reading Tilting the playing field

Government funding for journalism: To what end?
1 month ago

Government funding for journalism: To what end?

The federal budget has finally answered some of the questions about the Liberal government’s plans to subsidize the news business, which were first floated late last year. But the details… Continue Reading Government funding for journalism: To what end?

As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy
1 month ago

As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy

By Heather Rollwagen, Ryerson University and Ivor Shapiro, Ryerson University

Ottawa has finally announced the details of how it will offer financial assistance to the country’s struggling news media industry… Continue Reading As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy

How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step
1 month ago

How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step

Ottawa is poised to provide almost $600 million in financial assistance to Canada’s news media. Will it do the right thing and restrict the incentives to Canadian-owned companies?
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Bail out the journalists, not their bosses
2 months ago

Bail out the journalists, not their bosses

Rather than bolstering the corporations that have decimated Canada’s media ecosystem, the federal tax incentive package should be used to fund journalists’ work
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The Journalism Fund Tracker
3 months ago

The Journalism Fund Tracker

By  •  News

The latest news and commentary on the federal government’s $600-million tax package for the Canadian journalism industry
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Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout
5 months ago

Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout

By  •  Columns

This story was originally published by The Logic and appears here with its permission.

I anguished over whether to weigh in on last week’s $595-million government-aid package for… Continue Reading Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout