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Latest round of federal funding for news organizations: What you need to know

Since the federal government announced its 'Phase 2' of funding earlier this week, we have received several questions from members. In an effort to help clarify frequently heard questions, we've compiled a brief summary of...

Federal government announces next phase of funding for news organizations

Heritage Minister Guilbeault has announced the final details of the federal government's  disbursement of the $500-million fund to support arts, culture, and media, announced earlier this year. This final component helps address some of the...

News Media Canada calls for Local Journalism Initiative applications for short-term and freelance projects

    News Media Canada is calling today for new applications to its Local Journalism Initiative program. Applications are being sought for short-term projects, including freelance and contract positions from Indigenous media across Canada, Quebec French media,...

Federal government will introduce legislation to ensure tech giants compensate news organizations

Legislation modernizing Canada’s Broadcasting Act is “pretty much ready” and will be tabled in Parliament in the fall, when the Liberal government also intends to introduce legislation requiring Alphabet (Google) and Facebook to compensate news organizations...

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...
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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,...