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Federal budget will be announced February 27 – is help coming for Canadian newspapers?

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the Liberals’ next budget on Feb. 27, 2018. But what help will the federal government provide to Canada's news industry? News Media Canada has been at the forefront of...

Journalism inquiry recommends tax deductions for news media subscriptions

Tax deductions for news media subscriptions and adequate funding for public and community broadcasting are among the recommendations made by a Australian parliamentary inquiry into public interest journalism, reports the Guardian. The Senate committee heard evidence...

Decline of local journalism threatens democracy

Just as in Canada, Britain is reviewing the role that government should play in intervening to support journalism. The latest news comes when British Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier this week that the decline...

We should all be very concerned by the crisis facing quality journalism

The Trudeau government has either ignored or rejected virtually all the recommendations proposed to help support newspapers. What particularly stings is that the vast majority would not cost taxpayers anything, writes Torstar chairman John...

Assistance for newspapers could be coming in next federal budget

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that preliminary discussions are underway to provide financial assistance to news organizations during a critical time of transition. The comments were made in French newspaper Le Droit. He says that...

Member survey for Canadian Newspaper Industry Profile due January 31

Canadian journalism and the newspaper industry are in crisis. As an industry, we need to work together to support Canadians’ continued access to real news and sustain the critical function of Canadian journalism. News Media...

2017: Newspapers 24/7 – Overview – Fact Sheet

News Media Canada continues to research newspaper readership across different platforms and by time of day. The most recent research was conducted in January 2016 and confirms the continued strength of newspaper readership. This...

2017: Newspapers 24/7 – Millennials – Fact Sheet

News Media Canada continues to research newspaper readership across different platforms and by time of day. The most recent research was conducted in January 2017 and confirms the continued strength of newspaper readership across...

2017: Newspapers 24/7 – Presentation

News Media Canada continues to research newspaper readership across different platforms and by time of day. The most recent research was conducted in January 2017 and confirms the continued strength of newspaper readership. This...

Community Newspapers Drive Results 2017 – Automotive Path-to-Purchase Fact Sheet

Seven out of ten community newspaper readers report that they read or look at the automotive ads that appear in their printed paper.  Newspapers continue to be a key driver in the automotive path-to-purchase,...

Community Newspapers Drive Results 2017 – Multi-Platform Readers Fact Sheet

Community newspaper readers are multi-platform readers, choosing a combination of print and digital platforms to access newspaper content.  Print remains the primary medium for community newspaper readers, but more than four out of ten...

Community Newspapers Drive Results – 2017 Presentations

The printed community newspaper continues to hold the position of favourite source of local news and information in communities large and small across Canada.  Newspapers are also a key driver in the automotive path-to-purchase,...