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News needs of smaller communities require special attention, researcher says
4 years ago

News needs of smaller communities require special attention, researcher says

By Steph Wechsler for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre The ongoing discussion about the state of Canadian news media tends to overlook what’s happening in smaller communities, local news advocate Robert Washburn said during a recent presentation at the Ryerson…
Suburban and rural communities underserved by local media, new election research suggests
4 years ago

Suburban and rural communities underserved by local media, new election research suggests

By  •  Research
By Jasmine Bala for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre The amount of news available about local contests for member of Parliament during the 2015 federal election depended on where in Canada voters were living, a new study by Ryerson University’s …
As the ink fades
4 years ago

As the ink fades

By  •  Business
By Jaren Kerr On September 11, 2001, Jeff Brodrucky helped hand out 10,000 copies of the Toronto Star to commuters passing through the Yonge-Sheppard subway station in Toronto. “I gave out, at that time, ten thousand papers myself and they…
Meet the Prairies’ newest newspaper magnate
4 years ago

Meet the Prairies’ newest newspaper magnate

By Jim Cunningham Roger Holmes is busy man these days. The personable 65-year-old publisher of the weekly Star Edge in Wainwright, Alta and owner of Star News Publishing spent the first week of July in Moose Jaw, Sask., overseeing the…
Crowd-sourced map tracks what’s happening to local news outlets across Canada
4 years ago

Crowd-sourced map tracks what’s happening to local news outlets across Canada

Map will track news outlet closures and openings across the country.
Globe Public Editor: A parliamentary committee to save the news? Good luck with that
5 years ago

Globe Public Editor: A parliamentary committee to save the news? Good luck with that

  By Sylvia Stead, for the Globe and Mail This week in Ottawa, Parliament’s Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage began to study how Canadians “are informed about local and regional experiences” by the media, whether broadcasting, digital or print. It’s…