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

Local Journalism Initiative: What are the aims of the Local Journalism Initiative?

It has been a couple of weeks since our LJI launch, and our inboxes have been stuffed with your Local Journalism Initiative questions. Certain topics keep coming up, including specific questions, which we will...

Local Journalism Initiative: How do I apply, where and to whom?

In the few weeks since the launch of the Local Journalism Initiative, News Media Canada has heard from news organizations from coast to coast, eager to learn more. In this newsletter, we’re aiming to...

Local Journalism Initiative: Who is eligible to apply?

The Local Journalism Initiative is open to existing Canadian news organizations.  To be eligible, an organization must be a press agency, a private news organization or a non-profit news organization. English, French and Indigenous daily...

Local Journalism Initiative: What is an underserved community?

One of the key steps in your Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) application is identifying a need for civic journalism in an underserved community. The aim of the program is to broaden coverage on civic institutions...

News Media Canada launches Local Journalism Initiative program

News Media Canada is pleased to launch its Local Journalism Initiative program, a national initiative of the Government of Canada in support of Canadian news media organizations. In some parts of Canada, residents have significant...

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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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