News Media Canada
Bob Cox is currently publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press and 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.