Ottawa cuts newspaper ad spending

A yet to be released report by the federal government has dramatically shifted its advertising to the internet and away from daily newspapers even as it studies how to deal with the decline of the traditional newspaper industry in the digital age, writes Dean Beeby of CBC News.

The report was obtained by CBC News through an Access to Information request. Newspapers Canada has yet to see a copy of the report, but we eagerly await our opportunity to examine its findings in greater detail. We will keep you updated.

Earlier this year, Bob Cox, chair of the Canadian Newspaper Association, and publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press, appeared before the standing committee on Canadian Heritage to advocate for increased government support for the publishing industry.

For more information on the activity of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on “The Media and Local Communities”, please click here.

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