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A fourth-generation newspaper rides the waves of change
2 years ago

A fourth-generation newspaper rides the waves of change

Why a 109-year old, family-owned Alberta outlet remains optimistic about the future despite a shifting rural population
Facebook Canada announces $2.5-million investment in Canadian news industry
2 years ago

Facebook Canada announces $2.5-million investment in Canadian news industry

The social media giant pledges funds to launch a Local News Accelerator
Delivery by the thousands beneath glacier-clad peaks
2 years ago

Delivery by the thousands beneath glacier-clad peaks

How a woman from southern Ontario and a man from the Prairies figured out local-news survival in B.C.’s Kootenays
Bail out the journalists, not their bosses
2 years 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
Not gold, but close
2 years ago

Not gold, but close

The warming effects of local media in a subarctic town
The Journalism Fund Tracker
2 years 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
Vanishing City Hall
2 years ago

Vanishing City Hall

Dale Bass started her 45-year journalism career in 1973 at the London Free Press. She remembers a bustling newsroom of 185, with two or three city hall reporters. Bass would sometimes be sent to the municipal Committee of Adjustments, which…
Funding journalism means defining who’s a journalist – not a bad thing
2 years ago

Funding journalism means defining who’s a journalist – not a bad thing

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The federal government’s recent announcement of financial support for news organizations has been met with understandably wide-ranging reactions — from relief to skepticism,…
How The Discourse is reinventing the local newspaper to fight polarization
2 years ago

How The Discourse is reinventing the local newspaper to fight polarization

Editor in chief Erin Millar on the setback that caused them to change gears and devote themselves to three communities.
Building trust at the local level
2 years ago

Building trust at the local level

Community reporters have the opportunity to connect directly with their audiences. But are they earning reader confidence? Canadians aren’t so sure.