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October 29, 2021

News Media Canada calls on new Heritage Minister to move swiftly to 'Level the Playing Field'
between digital platforms and news publishers

News Media Canada, representing hundreds of trusted print and digital titles in every province and territory, welcomed the appointment of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez as Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Tech platforms should not pick
'winners' and 'losers' in Canadian media

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Earlier this week, Google announced several publishing partners for the Canadian launch of its much-heralded News Showcase. News Media Canada continues to call on the federal government to ensure proper regulatory measures are implemented within the first 100 days of its mandate, as promised during the recent election campaign.

Department of Canadian Heritage launches
Special Measures for Journalism 2021

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The Department of Canadian Heritage has announced that the Canada Periodical Fund is now accepting applications for the Special Measures for Journalism component, designed to provide recovery funding to Canadian magazines and non-daily community newspapers.

MARKETING FEATURE

Learn how to SPOT Fake News for Media Literacy Week

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News Media Canada's media literacy tool can be viewed online and in less than a minute readers can learn how to identify misinformation online.
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Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance
an investigation of Google

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It was announced late last week that Canada's Competition Bureau has obtained a court order to advance a civil investigation into conduct by Google related to its online advertising business.

How have you been celebrating Media Literacy Week?

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The work of journalism is more important now than ever before. Across the country, every single day, journalists provide invaluable service to the public in order to explain complex public policy decisions and bring important context to debate on issues of local concern.

CAJ running digital security workshop for reporters

Topics will include account and device security, secure source communications and an introduction to online privacy measures.

Transparency groups concerned with proposed changes to B.C. freedom of information system

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Several transparency groups have been critical of proposed legislation that would impose $25 tariff on requests for information made under the province’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Boomers and Pre-Boomers more likely to access
digital newspaper content directly

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Adults older than 55 are more likely to access digital newspaper content by navigating directly to websites through bookmarks, typing URLs, or with their digital subscription.

CCNAwards to return in 2022

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Disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, News Media Canada is pleased to announce that the CCNAwards will be relaunched in the Spring of 2022

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