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)

Important details about new industry support from Canadian Heritage

The June 28 announcement from Canadian Heritage of new industry support comes at a critical time and is welcome...

Federal government announces significant assistance programs to support journalism

After months of diligent work, News Media Canada welcomes the announcement made earlier today by the federal government to...

News Media Canada calls for applications for Local Journalism Initiative 2021-2022

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

News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative program renewed

News Media Canada is pleased to announce the renewal of its Local Journalism Initiative program. The association received approval...

An update on the next cycle of the Local Journalism Initiative

What a difference a year makes. It’s hard to believe it’s already March and our country has been battling...

Local Journalism Initiative sparks hope

This story, written by Anna Rohleder, was recently published by the International Journalists' Network. It can also be read...

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

    News Media Canada is calling today for new applications to its Local Journalism Initiative program. Applications are being sought for...

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...

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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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