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.

LJI in the News

The Government of Canada Supports Canadian Journalism to Ensure the Vitality of Democracy (Department of Canadian Heritage, May 22, 2019)

Local Journalism Initiative – Government of Canada website (Canada.ca)

Local Journalism Initiative strengthens local civic journalism across Canada

Canadian news organizations are invited to republish stories that are created under the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). Launched by the...
Canadian Journalism Foundation

The Globe and Mail & The Eastern Graphic win CJF Jackman Awards for Excellence...

The Globe and Mail won this year's CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism in the large-media category, which...

Covering Indigenous Peoples and Communities: A Guide for Newsrooms

Metroland Media is sharing a tool for newsrooms looking to build connections and improve coverage of Indigenous Peoples and...

News Media Canada to fund 55 additional reporters through the Local Journalism Initiative

News Media Canada is pleased to announce an increase in funds for its Local Journalism Initiative program. The funds,...

Application deadline extended to February 21 for Local Journalism Initiative 2023-2024

UPDATE: The deadline to submit new and renewal LJI applications to News Media Canada has been extended to Tuesday,...

New project at Kahnawake newspaper aims to preserve Mohawk language

The Eastern Door newspaper, based in Kahnawake, across the river from Montreal, is undertaking an ambitious project that aims...

Federal government announces new Special Measures for Journalism

The Department of Canadian Heritage announced the roll-out of additional support measures to strengthen local and diverse journalism late...

Federal budget announces supports for news publishing industry

Today’s federal budget contains $55 million in supports for the news publishing business, broken down as follows: $10 million...

News Media Canada calls for new applications for Local Journalism Initiative 2022-2023

News Media Canada is inviting news media organizations to submit applications for the Local Journalism Initiative, which provides funding...

Local Journalism Initiative to be spotlighted during Right to Know Week conference

News Media Canada is excited to be involved in a special session about the Local Journalism Initiative and its...

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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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