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:
- No bailout for ailing media outlets
- Local newspapers deserve better than Joly's plan
- Liberals' feel-good cultural policy review ignores newspaper struggles
- Heritage Minister offers little support to newspapers
- Statement by president of La Presse on federal government's cultural review
- Cultural policy takes 'baby steps', but leaves heavy lifting for later
- Joly's medicine worse than disease killing Canadian media
- Netflix won't preserve Canadian journalism
- Unfinished business for Canadian journalism