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Media fund panel asks Ottawa to help small newsrooms and spend ad dollars at home
12 months ago

Media fund panel asks Ottawa to help small newsrooms and spend ad dollars at home

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A government-appointed collective of journalism associations and unions issues its final report
The Trudeau government’s tax subsidy for journalism puts the Halifax Examiner in an impossible situation
1 year ago

The Trudeau government’s tax subsidy for journalism puts the Halifax Examiner in an impossible situation

Besides everything else I do, I am first of all a business owner. I started Halifax Examiner Inc. in 2014 with all my life savings, $10,000. By the time the first post went live, I had something like $2,000 in…
Tilting the playing field
1 year 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 lobbying, public awareness campaigns and many, many editorials written in…
Liberals’ journalism funding makes it harder to launch news startups
1 year ago

Liberals’ journalism funding makes it harder to launch news startups

We’re not looking for a handout. But we didn’t expect the government to distort the playing field so dramatically
Government funding for journalism: To what end?
1 year 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 revealed by Finance Minister Bill Morneau raises many more…
Journalism industry bailout outlined with no details on oversight panel
1 year ago

Journalism industry bailout outlined with no details on oversight panel

In 2020, eligible Canadian newsrooms are set to receive tax credits and access to donee status
How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step
1 year 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?
Bail out the journalists, not their bosses
1 year 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
The Journalism Fund Tracker
1 year ago

The Journalism Fund Tracker

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The latest news and commentary on the federal government’s $600-million tax package for the Canadian journalism industry