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Columnist says when there are more locally-owned and independent news organizations, there is a wider range of story coverage, a wider range of voices and opinions being heard.
Something To Ponder -- Helping 'pillar of our democracy' remain standing worthy investment by Bob Cox
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.
In a recent study by Abacus Data, uust under half (44%) live in a community served by a single daily. 32% don’t have a daily, and 24% have more than one to choose from.
An Indigenous radio station is set to hit Vancouver's airwaves next summer, one of five launching across Canada after receiving approval from the CRTC.
Report details recommendations for sustainable funding of Canadian media by Susan Krashinsky Robertson
Columnist says that for years, there has been a digital disconnect between the organizations that invest heavily in creating content – including journalism – and tech giants, such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., that are paid handsomely for distributing it.
CBC/Radio-Canada commends Committee for efforts to tackle the challenges facing Canadians in local news
CBC/Radio-Canada commends the Members of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for their efforts to tackle the challenges facing news in local communities.
The CRTC grants licences for the operation of five radio stations that will serve the Indigenous communities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto.
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.
Editorial says a group of disgruntled city councillors in Brampton seem to be confusing freedom of the press with freedom from the press
CTV Announces Major Expansion of Local News with All-New Weekday Newscasts at 5 p.m., Debuting Across Canada this Fall
CTV announces a major expansion of its local programming, delivering CTV NEWS broadcasts at 5 p.m. on all local CTV stations across Canada.
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 the Heritage Minister needs to offer clearer solutions in her forthcoming cultural-policy review – and appoint a new CRTC chair who will help carry them out.
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.
The production of Afternoon Drive is moving from Windsor to London in conjunction with the spring launch of the new CBC London station.
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