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Box Cox, Winnipeg Free Press

When will the money flow, Mr. Trudeau?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lied to the country. That’s not an easy thing to write about the most visible authority figure trying to inform and keep the nation calm during a worldwide pandemic. But he did....

What the federal government is doing to support news publishers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The text below is a news release from the Department of Canadian Heritage that was released this afternoon. ________________________________________________________________________ In unprecedented times, Canadians turn to the web, newspapers as well as conventional television and radio stations...

Federal government’s plan to support news industry falls short of expectations

Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to provide media organizations with assistance, in order to keep journalists working, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Said Trudeau: "Right now, it is more important than ever that...

A breakthrough on government advertising in Saskatchewan

Earlier this month, the provincial government of Saskatchewan agreed to run paid space monthly in all newspapers that are members of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Assocation (SWNA). This breakthrough comes after a more than a...

Canadian Heritage extends Aid to Publishers deadline to March 30

Canadian Heritage has, once again, extended the application deadline for the 2020-2021 funding cycle for the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund. The department has updated their website to reflect the new...

Town of Erin named most secretive municipal government in Canada

The Town of Erin, Ont., is the 2019 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of municipal government. The award is given annually by The Canadian Association of...
A VIA Rail Locomotive on the Railroad Tracks

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,...