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Columnist says daily papers are failing because millions of dollars of advertising they used to have has either moved to the internet or has just disappeared.
At the culmination of the Chronicle Herald strike, columnist says there are no winners after 26 journalists are laid off.
Bell Media recently announced it's adding 5 p.m. newscasts to all its local CTV stations, and Rogers is expanding its local newscast format "CityNews" to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal.
Columnist says towns like East Palo Alto are news “deserts,” communities overlooked, if not entirely ignored, by the media.
The Nova Scotia government is ordering an Industrial Inquiry Commission in the Chronicle Herald labour dispute by H.G. Watson
On July 13, the Nova Scotia government announced it is calling an Industrial Inquiry Commission to investigate the differences between both parties for the purpose of resolving the dispute.
Collaborations between newsrooms and community members could be key to saving local news, says an expert in journalism and community engagement.
Small market newspapers are being stripped of local content by “predatory” chain ownership groups, a new study suggests.
Focusing on cases of sexual assault reported to but dismissed by the police, the Globe and Mail's series Unfounded showcases the power of the press to effect social change.
Columnist says there is less and less information about the things that matter most to the lives of people in communities across Canada – coverage of what local governments are doing, what crimes have occurred in our midst, or what subjects are being taught in our schools.
Public opinion research shows that the majority of Canadians care or somewhat care about the decline in the ranks of journalists in Canada, and want the government to take action on the issue.
A new Nanos poll reveals Canadians place high value on local news, are concerned about the decline of journalism in Canada and want the federal government to actively support local news.
The investment will support construction, infrastructure upgrades and facility expansion activities for the BC Artscape Society and the Vancity Community Foundation.
On May 29, 2017, FRIENDS hosted a seminar on the challenges and opportunities of the rise of interactive media. Presenters included: Robert McChesney from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Manfred Kops from Universität Köln, Gregory Taylor from the University of Calgary and Zoë Druick from Simon Fraser University.
Columnist says that to help ensure our incredible media outlets can survive through this time of upheaval as the ad-driven model for funding quality journalism falls apart, there needs to be some form of government support to assist those who need it.
Columnist says local journalism, whether it’s at a city paper or a weekly, a radio or TV station, keeps its community entertained and informed.
Howard Law, media industry director for Unifor, the union representing CTV workers across the country, confirms that cuts have been made at CTV stations in Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Windsor, Calgary and Edmonton.
Columnist says two-thirds of Canada's community television stations have been closed down since 1997, when regulatory changes gutted their funding.
FRIENDS sponsored an iPoliticsLIVE event in Ottawa on Feb 2 to discuss ways to ensure the survival of Canadian media, high quality journalism and local reflection.
The full 56 min event can be viewed here
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and J-Source are sponsoring an ipoliticsLIVE event to discuss ways to ensure the survival of Canadian media, high quality journalism and local reflection.
Columnist says English-language Canadian TV was missing in action for hours after the Quebec shooting and that online reporting simply isn’t enough.