Below are some resources for news organizations:
Department of Canadian Heritage: Local Journalism Initiative – Government of Canada website for the LJI, listing the seven not-for-profit organizations tasked with administering the initiative, with eligibility criteria and a glossary of terms.
The Canadian Press Style Guides – Writing and editing guides following the standards set out by The Canadian Press (CP). Includes The Canadian Press Stylebook, Caps and Spelling and Guide de rédaction. Print and online versions available.
The Local News Map – Part of the Local News Research Project, the Local News Map tracks what is happening to community newspapers, broadcast outlets and online news sites across the country. Toronto Metropolitan University professor April Lindgren is the principal investigator for the Local News Research Project. To learn more about the map, click here.
About civic journalism:
Watchdog Culture: Why You Need it, How You Can Build it – Poynter, May 26, 2005
Editor’s Guide to the Local Journalism Initiative – News Media Canada