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.

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Marc-Noël Ouellette

Directeur général
icimédias, inc.

Marc-Noël Ouellette began his career as a reporter for weekly newspapers in New Brunswick and went on to co-launch and manage various publications and marketing departments in Eastern Canada, Ottawa, and Montreal. In 1996, Marc-Noël joined Transcontinental Media to run its new division of weeklies. Under his guidance, the division grew to include 66 publications and 800 employees. He later was a key player in the launch of Metro, a major free daily in Montreal. In 2008, Marc-Noël was named chief vice-president for Transcontinental’s local solutions group, which owned 11 dailies, over 150 weeklies, numerous numeric platforms, and Publisac, a nationwide flyer distribution company. Marc-Noël has also launched several web solutions (weblocal.ca, inmemoriam.ca and the sales management platform, Arsenal).

Throughout his career, Marc-Noël has been an active presence in the newspaper industry, occupying key roles within media associations, national advertising networks, and serving as board member of the Canadian Press and ComBase and as a member of RecycleMedia and a literacy foundation.

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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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