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.

News Portal

Click the image to access the LJI News Centre:

Stories, photos and other content produced by LJI reporters are posted on the News Portal, which is managed by The Canadian Press on behalf of News Media Canada. News organizations can request a user account and password in order to gain access.

News organizations can use content produced by LJI reporters, regardless of whether they employ an LJI reporter. News organizations will be subject to a Creative Commons licence restricting the use of the content to editorial use only and must commit to adhering to basic journalistic standards.

The intention of the LJI is to ensure content created under the grants receives the widest possible distribution and is freely shared with other news organizations invested in the creation of Canadian journalism.

LJI reporters should be credited as “[First Name] [Last Name], Local Journalism Initiative Reporter”. If a story or other work of an LJI reporter is incorporated into a new piece of work, then shared credit with other reporters is acceptable.

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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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