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What’s missing in Canadian journalism?
5 years ago

What’s missing in Canadian journalism?

By  •  Research
By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor When David Topping set out to take the pulse of Canadian journalism, he was hoping it might help him shape something new—a project, or a product. In early January, Topping, the digital strategy and product…
A manifesto for the newspaper revival
5 years ago

A manifesto for the newspaper revival

By  •  Commentary
By Pat Reddick for Media Are Plural Enter panic mode, it’s time to seriously worry about things. Or, better yet, get your thinking cap on and come up with some ideas for how to save an industry. For the past…
Can community TV be brought back from the brink?
5 years ago

Can community TV be brought back from the brink?

By  •  News
This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign By David Gray-Donald At one time in Canada, there were around 300 community TV stations. But in 1997, regulatory changes gutted their funding. Two-thirds of those stations have since been shuttered…
Lessons from a little English newsroom
5 years ago

Lessons from a little English newsroom

By Jessica Caparini for University of King’s College The Signal Peter Morse didn’t learn that his office was shutting down from a man in a suit, but from an anxious receptionist holding a piece of paper she shouldn’t have had.…
Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s the public interest in the future of Canadian media?
5 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s the public interest in the future of Canadian media?

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star What happens if and when there are no news media? That is the critical question at the heart of an essential public conversation that began in earnest this week with the release of…
New book brings academics and journalists together to talk about journalism’s future
5 years ago

New book brings academics and journalists together to talk about journalism’s future

By Marlene Murphy “What kinds of journalism do we think are worth protecting, and what are we willing to do to protect them?” Christine Crowther said that was the starting point for a new book, Journalism in Crisis. Crowther, a…
News needs of smaller communities require special attention, researcher says
5 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…
Democracy and the decline of newspapers
5 years ago

Democracy and the decline of newspapers

By  •  Commentary
By Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy In the 18th century, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that if the choice were government without newspapers, or newspapers without government, he would choose the latter. Today, almost…
As the ink fades
5 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…
The darker side to new media business models
5 years ago

The darker side to new media business models

By  •  Commentary
By Paul Willcocks for The Tyee As traditional news media fade to black, one promising business model is built on providing high-value, exclusive information at premium prices. Good news on one level. Operations like Politico Pro and Blacklock’s Reporter can…
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