Local Journalism Initiative
In some parts of Canada, residents do not have access to journalistic information about community issues and institutions through local newspapers, community radio, television or other news media. These gaps in coverage mean that citizens do not have necessary information about news, issues and events that affect them and their day-to-day lives.
The Local Journalism Initiative aims to change that.

Judging Panel

Bob Cox

Past Chair, News Media Canada
Publisher, Winnipeg Free Press

Bob Cox is the publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press and past chair of News Media Canada. He has worked in daily journalism since 1983 in newsrooms in Cobourg, Ont., Winnipeg, Regina, Ottawa, Edmonton and Toronto. Bob has been heavily involved in national efforts to identify new ways to support local journalism. In June and July of 2019, he chaired the Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts, which provided advice to the federal government on the implementation of legislation to support Canadian journalism. These measures include refundable tax credits for qualifying journalism organizations, a non-refundable tax credit for subscriptions to Canadian digital news, and charitable status for not-for-profit journalism organizations.

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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
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