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Community Media

How Ottawa should spend its $50 million to support local news
4 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?
The CRTC’s “Big Telecom” blind spot
4 years ago

The CRTC’s “Big Telecom” blind spot

Critics say the CRTC’s policies fail to address the needs of smaller, independent broadcasters.
Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers
4 years ago

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon. Enforcing our country’s anti-trust laws to stop the corporate consolidation and cutbacks in local news coverage would help…
Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it
4 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.
Big stories from small places
4 years ago

Big stories from small places

Small newsrooms are filling important investigative gaps – but it isn’t easy.
What if we imagined a future where media workers were owners?
4 years ago

What if we imagined a future where media workers were owners?

Here’s how journalists can band together to start worker owned media outlets.
Newspaper closures in Guelph, Brampton leaving communities underserved
4 years ago

Newspaper closures in Guelph, Brampton leaving communities underserved

Experts investigating local news ecosystems research community characteristics that may predict news poverty
The Power of Place: When ‘Local’ is More than a Catchphrase
4 years ago

The Power of Place: When ‘Local’ is More than a Catchphrase

While big-city newsrooms discuss the future of local news, the voice of rural Canada wanes.
New TVO Ontario Hubs might be a model for supporting local journalism
4 years ago

New TVO Ontario Hubs might be a model for supporting local journalism

John Ferri, VP of Current Affairs and Documentaries at TVO, explains how the Ontario Hub model will work.
Controversial CRTC decision raises questions about space on airwaves for Indigenous broadcasters
4 years ago

Controversial CRTC decision raises questions about space on airwaves for Indigenous broadcasters

Wawatay Native Communication Society says it was denied the Toronto and Ottawa licenses because of its government funding.
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