Federal government cultural policy review does little to help newspapers

Immediate assistance for newspapers, both national and local, were notably absent from the federal government's much anticipated cultural policy review released last week.

"We are, no doubt, disappointed by the lack of immediate action called for in the federal government's cultural review," says John Hinds, president and CEO of News Media Canada. "Reports, such as The Shattered Mirror, clearly indicate that there is a problem confronting the industry and that policy changes are required. We will continue to work diligently on behalf of our members."

Here's a roundup of some of the news coverage, as it relates to Canadian newspapers: