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Box Cox, Winnipeg Free Press

NMC welcomes the 2019 budget announcements on government support for journalism

Bob Cox, chair of the board released the following statement. “This will make a difference in newsrooms across Canada. It is significant support for journalism. We thank the government for recognizing the challenges faced by...

Budget 2019 announces measures to help news publishers

Budget 2019 re-announced the three commitments that were made in the Fall Economic Statement and provides additional information on each of the measures. Highlights The journalism tax credit is set at 25% and is not available...

The U.K.’s Cairncross Review serves as a reminder for federal government to act

Last month, the final report of the Cairncross Review, an independent review into the state of the U.K. press, was released. It's recommendations to cast a positive future for quality journalism in the U.K....

SUMA passes ‘anti-democratic’ resolution

As some of you may have already heard, a resolution to modernize public notice requirements was recently passed at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association convention. This means that SUMA will now lobby the Provincial government,...

Update: Public notice advertising under threat in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) will be meeting February 3-6 and will be voting on a motion to lobby the Saskatchewan government to change the Act that currently says most public notices are...

Saskatchewan town and city councils pushing for less transparency

The issue of public notice is surfacing again in the province of Saskatchewan.  Some SK town and city councils are attempting to end the practice of publishing public notices in newspapers. The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities...

Fact Sheet: Government Public Notice and Newspapers 2019

The government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions. Advertising is one of many ways the government ensures that individuals, families and businesses have the information they need to exercise their rights and...

Presentation: Government Advertising and Newspapers – Public Notice 2019

The government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions. Advertising is one of many ways the government ensures that individuals, families and businesses have the information they need to...
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Video: National Newspaper Week 2018: Who you gonna trust? Newspapers!

It's a few weeks past Halloween, but it’s not too late for something scary: according to a 2017 Ipsos-Reid poll, 63% of Canadians can’t tell the difference between legitimate and fake news. And 65%...

Local Newspapers: Trusted and True presentation (PDF and PPT)

Nine in ten Canadians (88%) read newspapers each week across Canada, on different platforms at different times of day. Local newspapers are a trusted source of information in communities across Canada and continue to be...
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Webinar: Local Newspapers: Trusted and True

News Media Canada is pleased to release this 2018 research study, Local Newspapers: Trusted and True, produced with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department...

Local Newspapers: Trusted and True – Fact Sheet: Media Exposure and Trust

On a daily basis, Canadians are surrounded by media, bombarded by thousands of brand messages daily on an increasing number of traditional and digital platforms. However, exposure does not equal influence or guarantee an ad will...