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2019 PRESENTATION: Government has a duty to inform Canadians about its...

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...

Local Journalism Initiative: What you need to know about LJI reporters

In this bulletin, we explain more about the other half of the Local Journalism Initiative equation: the reporters. Across the country, LJI reporters will hold politicians and public bodies to account and shine light into...

Five government funding programs you should know about

Over the past several years, News Media Canada has been working with multiple government departments to explain why public service journalism matters to the health of our democracy, and the vitality of all of...

Local Journalism Initiative: Why journalism on civic institutions and issues, why not all community...

Canadians need access to full and reliable sources of news to inform their decisions. Journalism has long held a watchdog function, reporting about and holding the powerful to account. It aims to inform citizens and...

Local Journalism Initiative: Call for Applications

Ready? Set? Apply! The Local Journalism Initiative application form and guidelines are finally here. Launched earlier this year by the Government of Canada, the Local Journalism Initiative supports the creation of original civic journalism that is...

Local Journalism Initiative: What are the aims of the Local Journalism Initiative?

It has been a couple of weeks since our LJI launch, and our inboxes have been stuffed with your Local Journalism Initiative questions. Certain topics keep coming up, including specific questions, which we will...

Quebec government providing print media with financial assistance

According to a report by the Canadian Press, the Quebec government will be providing assistance to the province's print media. As part of the plan, media organizations will be able to claim a refundable tax credit...

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,...

Newspapers 24/7: 2019 Edition Overview (Fact Sheet)

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...