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The news industry has always needed government support: A look back to the 1800s
4 years ago

The news industry has always needed government support: A look back to the 1800s

It turns out that newspapers in the 1830s had extensive government support.
New York Times Canadian photo archive a rich resource for journalism researchers
4 years ago

New York Times Canadian photo archive a rich resource for journalism researchers

By  •  Learn, Research
Collection of photos dating from about 1910 until 1990 includes images of major Canadian political events and conflicts
Audience engagement efforts aren’t new – they’re just different these days, sociology professor argues
5 years ago

Audience engagement efforts aren’t new – they’re just different these days, sociology professor argues

By  •  Research
By Jasmine Bala for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre Building audience engagement has long been a newsroom preoccupation, only today it involves Instagram and Facebook, while in the past publishers seduced readers with paper cut-out toys and thrilling accounts of…
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…
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