Facebook, Postmedia update election advertising policies

Facebook Canada launched a series of new transparency tools ahead of the upcoming 2019 federal election. The tools, which are part of Facebook’s effort to...

Government program intended to support — not control — journalism

The following is an op-ed written by News Media Canada chair Bob Cox about the recent federal government's announcement to invest in Canadian journalism.   I...

Canadian Journalism Is Vital to Our Democracy

News Media Canada has been selected as one of eight industry groups to provide the federal government with recommendations on the eligibility criteria for...

Public Access does not equal Public Notice

Research from February 2019 confirms that public notices should be published in newspapers.  More than half of Canadians (53%) want to see public notices...
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NMC welcomes the 2019 budget announcements on government support for journalism

Bob Cox, chair of the board released the following statement. “This will make a difference in newsrooms across Canada. It is significant support for journalism....

Budget 2019 announces measures to help news publishers

Budget 2019 re-announced the three commitments that were made in the Fall Economic Statement and provides additional information on each of the measures. Highlights The journalism...

The U.K.’s Cairncross Review serves as a reminder for federal government...

Last month, the final report of the Cairncross Review, an independent review into the state of the U.K. press, was released. It's recommendations to...

SUMA passes ‘anti-democratic’ resolution

As some of you may have already heard, a resolution to modernize public notice requirements was recently passed at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association...

Update: Public notice advertising under threat in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) will be meeting February 3-6 and will be voting on a motion to lobby the Saskatchewan government to...

Saskatchewan town and city councils pushing for less transparency

The issue of public notice is surfacing again in the province of Saskatchewan.  Some SK town and city councils are attempting to end the...