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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: How do I apply, where and to whom?

In the few weeks since the launch of the Local Journalism Initiative, News Media Canada has heard from news organizations from coast to coast, eager to learn more. In this newsletter, we’re aiming to...

Local Journalism Initiative: Who is eligible to apply?

The Local Journalism Initiative is open to existing Canadian news organizations.  To be eligible, an organization must be a press agency, a private news organization or a non-profit news organization. English, French and Indigenous daily...

Canada Post’s actions could further damage Canada’s news industry

Last month, News Media Canada issued a press release calling on all federal party leaders to commit to restricting Canada Post’s plans to expand its flyer distribution using an unfair advantage provided to them...

Local Journalism Initiative: What is an underserved community?

One of the key steps in your Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) application is identifying a need for civic journalism in an underserved community. The aim of the program is to broaden coverage on civic institutions...

News Media Canada launches Local Journalism Initiative program

News Media Canada is pleased to launch its Local Journalism Initiative program, a national initiative of the Government of Canada in support of Canadian news media organizations. In some parts of Canada, residents have significant...

Have you seen our SPOT Fake News campaign video?

Fake news and disinformation are serious concerns for Canadians but now there is a simple solution. Watch the new, animated video produced by News Media Canada to learn how to SPOT fake news and stop it...

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...