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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.
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.
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.
FRIENDS' Spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the future of local media in Canada on News Talk 980 in Vancouver BC.
Ottawa urged to use tax code to favour Canadian publishers, and create fund to preserve journalism by Sean Craig
A new report commissioned by the federal government is urging Ottawa to consider changing tax laws to favour Canadian news publishers in the digital advertising market and use the new revenue stream to establish an independent, publicly-subsidized journalism fund.
FRIENDS is promoting a ‘big idea’ to support Canadian media and the journalists, creators and entertainers they employ – and deliver huge tax savings to Ottawa at the same time. It’s all about closing a gaping tax loophole in order to give our advertisers an incentive to spend their money in Canada.
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Columnist says the collapse of advertising and the ability to search for things quickly has contributed to the demise of newspapers.
The thesis of this paper by Peter Miller and David Keeble is that advertising purchased on foreign internet-delivered media that act as broadcast and newspaper services should not continue to be deemed a deductible expense under the Canadian Income Tax Act (ITA).
Newsrooms outside the big cities are closing, and with them goes the critical information citizens require for everyday life.
The CBC is selling Maison Radio-Canada at the corner of René Levesque and Papineau.
A new study commissioned by FRIENDS says a modern interpretation of the law would give $450 million back to the Canadian media.
A 20th-century CRA opinion is the only barrier to infusing hundreds of millions of advertising dollars into hard-pressed Canadian media outlets and generating up to $1B annually in new federal revenues at the same time, according to a report released today by the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
8-day multi-sport and cultural event to be held July 16-23 in Toronto.
Columnist urges makes suggestions for the Vancouver Sun and Province, including focusing on local news.