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Updates on federal government support to news organizations

UPDATE: May 21, 2020 - News Media Canada can confirm that officials from the Department of Canadian Heritage has begun sending out forms for the 25 per cent CPF top-up payment. __________________ Last week, News Media...

When will Canada’s federal government stand up to tech giants?

This is an op-ed written by Jerry Dias is the National President of Unifor. If you would like to run this op-ed in your publication, you are more than welcomed to do so.  Canada’s news organizations...

Cox: Internet giants should pay their share

This is an op-ed written by News Media Canada chair Bob Cox. It was published yesterday, April 28, by the Winnipeg Free Press. If you would like to run this op-ed in your publication,...

Alberta Government Wins Code of Silence Award

The Government of Alberta is the 2019 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the provincial category. The award is given annually by The Canadian Association of Journalists...

Federal government looks to help small community news organizations

Last week, the federal government announced plans to give $500 million to Canada's arts, sports and cultural sectors as they weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said that assistance would apply to the...

Federal Government Clarifies Support for Canadian Journalism

The below is a news release distributed by the Government of Canada.   Now more than ever, a strong and independent news media is crucial to supporting an informed public and a well-functioning democracy. Last month, the...
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VIA Rail: Newspapers Work for Local Digital Advertising

The Challenge: As one of the most acclaimed advertisers both domestically and internationally in recent years, VIA Rail was seeking a new way to demonstrate its expertise in innovative and responsible strategies for the...

2019 PRESENTATION: Government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs (PDF)

Government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions.  Publishing public notices in newspapers is vital to the democratic process of a community.  In most cases the newspaper is also...

Local Newspapers: Engaged and Connected (Fact Sheet)

This new 2019 research, funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, finds that print newspaper ads are the most effective and engaging form of advertising. This new study was conducted by Totum Research on behalf...

2019 Research: Local Newspapers: Engaged and Connected (Presentation)

This new 2019 research, funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, finds that print newspaper ads are the most effective and engaging form of advertising. This new study was conducted by Totum Research on behalf...

The Impact of Colour

Does colour in newspaper ads work?  Industry research confirms what most of us already know … colour has a significant impact on newspaper ad noting scores compared to black and white ads. Research on...

Newspapers 24/7: 2019 Edition (PDF and PowerPoint)

Access to digital news platforms has only increased Canadians’ access to news content, and consequently more Canadians than ever are reading newspapers, in print or digital formats. Rather than give up their printed reading habit,...