Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts submits final report...

The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts today released its final report and recommendations to the Government of Canada to assist with...

Can you SPOT fake news?

Earlier this year, the federal government announced plans to help boost citizen literacy on fake news. A key pillar in that plan was to...

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...

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...

Internet giants should support local news: federal Heritage minister

Despite not flexing their muscles in this year's budget, the federal government is now saying that tech giants, such as Facebook and Google, have “clear...

News Media Canada statement on 2018 Federal Budget

There is no mention of news media in the Minister’s budget speech. In the Budget document, there is a section entitled “Supporting Local Journalism” that...

We should all be very concerned by the crisis facing quality...

The Trudeau government has either ignored or rejected virtually all the recommendations proposed to help support newspapers. What particularly stings is that the vast...

OP-ED: Ottawa doesn’t get local news

Bob Cox, chair of the News Media Canada board of directors has published an op-ed on the federal government's handling of Canada's local news...

News Media Canada releases 2017 Freedom of Information Audit

News Media Canada released its 2017 National Freedom of Information Audit report earlier today, September 27, 2017. The release of this year's report comes...

OP-ED: Journalism matters more than ever. We need help to save...

BY BOB COX, JERRY DIAS, AND EDWARD GREENSPON On Sept. 1, an agency of the Canadian government directed nearly $100-million to support local television news....