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)

News Media Canada calls for Local Journalism Initiative applications for short term projects

News Media Canada, the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada, is calling today for...

News Media Canada announces additional Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

News Media Canada today announced the approval of an additional 63 journalists at 53 host news organizations under the...

Local Journalism Initiative: We’re here to help

If you are a news media publisher in Quebec or Ontario, or a publisher of Indigenous news media, the...

Why the Local Journalism Initiative is right for you

A healthy democracy depends on a plurality of voices and an abundant supply of civic engagement. Local media are...
Local Journalism Initiative

Local Journalism Initiative boosts coverage of Indigenous issues

The Brandon Sun recently received funding from the Government of Canada's Local Journalism Initiative to hire an Indigenous beat...

News Media Canada calls for a second round of Local Journalism Initiative applications

News Media Canada, the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada, announced today a second...

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

News Media Canada has announced that it will fund 105 journalists at 94 host news organizations across Canada under...

Local Journalism Initiative: What you need to know about LJI reporters

In this bulletin, we explain more about the other half of the Local Journalism Initiative equation: the reporters. Across the...

Local Journalism Initiative: Why journalism on civic institutions and issues, why not all community...

Canadians need access to full and reliable sources of news to inform their decisions. Journalism has long held a watchdog...

Local Journalism Initiative: Call for Applications

Ready? Set? Apply! The Local Journalism Initiative application form and guidelines are finally here. Launched earlier this year by the Government...

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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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