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After two years of study and consultation, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has come up with only a few modest steps to boost Canadian content, according to FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting.
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has given Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s long-awaited Creative Canada Policy Framework an overall barely passing grade of C-. The core challenge the policy failed to address is the crisis facing local media in Canada as a result of the exponential growth of internet advertising – which is siphoning revenue from Canadian media to foreign internet giants.
NDP MP and leadership hopeful Charlie Angus took a briefing on FRIENDS’ priorities in Ottawa last week.
FRIENDS has a long and beneficial working relationship with Charlie, which started when he was appointed the NDP Heritage critic soon after he was first elected in 2004.
If he becomes leader, Charlie plans to do a fundamental review to re-focus the CBC on its public broadcasting mandate, especially how it serves local audiences.
FRIENDS has invited all of the candidates for the NDP leadership to receive a briefing about our priorities. To date, Charlie and Guy Caron have accepted.
A large group of cultural organizations for formed a coalition to urge the government to take swift action to solidify the foundation of our cultural and media ecosystem.
Journalism matters more than ever. We need help to save it by Bob Cox, Jerry Dias and Edward Greenspon
On Sept. 1, an agency of the Canadian government directed nearly $100-million to support local television news.
FRIENDS Spokesperson, Ian Morrison, recent met NDP leadership candidate and MP Guy Caron to discuss solutions to the crisis faced by Canadian media outlets and journalism.
FRIENDS has asked all four of the NDP leadership candidates for a chance to brief them about the significant consequences of the failing Canadian media sector for damage to our democracy.
The station was set to go off the air Aug. 31, but the date has been extended to Sept. 26
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.
The show, which is being rehearsed in Newfoundland and will open Sept. 3 in Goose Bay, Labrador, will tell the story of Canada as it is now and how it will be in the future through comedic sketches and musical satire.
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 newsrooms are shrinking as advertising dollars fade, but it’s important to consider the heroic work being done in small newsrooms – work that might not be known if those papers don’t survive.
Guelph’s post-Mercury blues: How an Ontario city is coping without its local newspaper by Simon Houpt
A year and a half after its daily paper stopped printing, columnist says that Guelph has become a living laboratory for the loss of traditional local media – a rising risk in communities across Canada.
Columnist says towns like East Palo Alto are news “deserts,” communities overlooked, if not entirely ignored, by the media.
Diversity on TV improving but Indigenous people still 'virtually invisible,' study says by Brian Platt and Stuart Thomson
Columnist says Canadian television has been getting better at representing the country’s cultural diversity, according to a government-commissioned study — except when it comes to Indigenous people, who remain “virtually invisible on Canadian networks.”
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.