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Community Newspapers Drive Results 2017 – Automotive Path-to-Purchase Fact Sheet

Seven out of ten community newspaper readers report that they read or look at the automotive ads that appear in their printed paper.  Newspapers continue to be a key driver in the automotive path-to-purchase,...

Community Newspapers Drive Results 2017 – Multi-Platform Readers Fact Sheet

Community newspaper readers are multi-platform readers, choosing a combination of print and digital platforms to access newspaper content.  Print remains the primary medium for community newspaper readers, but more than four out of ten...

Community Newspapers Drive Results – 2017 Presentations

The printed community newspaper continues to hold the position of favourite source of local news and information in communities large and small across Canada.  Newspapers are also a key driver in the automotive path-to-purchase,...

Community Newspapers Drive Results 2017 – Engagement Fact Sheet

Time spent with a printed community newspaper is virtually unchanged compared to two years ago although time spent with digital papers has increased significantly.  Not surprisingly, the predominant reason for reading community newspapers, in...

Ten new ‘Tweetable Truths’ about newspapers

This updated fact sheet showcases ten facts that highlight key research stats on newspapers, in 140 characters or less! Each “tweetable truth” features research support and is sourced from various pieces of Canadian research from...

Fact Sheet: Trust in News Media

Canadian consumers are more comfortable with levels of truth and accuracy in traditional media versus digital media, a recent study finds. According to Advertising Standards Canada and the Gandalf Group's report Consumer Perspectives on Advertising...

OP-ED: Newspapers at the bottom, fighting an uphill battle

Bob Cox, chair of News Media Canada, highlights the importance of the proposed Canadian Journalism Fund in the below letter, published in the Winnipeg Free Press. _________ Andrew Coyne has written two columns in the National...
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Canada’s newspaper industry unites to advocate for Canadian Journalism Fund

News Media Canada today announced the presentation of a proposal, in support of Canadian journalism, to Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly. The proposal has the support of News Media Canada membership—representing news media...

WAN-IFRA releases 2017 World Press Trends report

The results of WAN-IFRA’s annual survey depict an industry that is increasingly building loyal audiences around its high-quality journalism, as the shift to reader-based revenue continues. The World Press Trends survey includes data from more...

Government of Canada suspends lawsuit provision in anti-spam legislation

After much hard work on behalf of our members, News Media Canada is pleased with the decision by the federal government to suspend the implementation of certain provisions in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) in response...

Canada’s Anti-Spam compliance deadline fast approaching

Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) makes it illegal for a person or organization to send unsolicited electronic messages (such as email, or a social media messaging platform), to install a computer program without consent, to...

Canadians want government advertising in newspapers: report

New research indicates that almost three-quarters of Canadians consider newspapers to be the most appropriate media for advertising information about government programs and services. Those figures come from a new study conducted by Totum Research, which...