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Manitoba orders end to print subscriptions for public entities

A new provincial policy requires government offices and publicly funded entities, including school divisions, to cancel print subscriptions to newspapers, magazines and periodicals. The policy...

Federal government issues update on tax measures to support news organizations

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has updated its guidance and its application form so that organizations can apply for designation as a qualified Canadian journalism organization (QCJO). Organizations...

Additional help for businesses under Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

A little-known rule regarding the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) could mean millions of dollars in additional support for businesses that qualified for the...

Latest round of federal funding for news organizations: What you need...

Since the federal government announced its 'Phase 2' of funding earlier this week, we have received several questions from members. In an effort to help...

Federal government announces next phase of funding for news organizations

Heritage Minister Guilbeault has announced the final details of the federal government's  disbursement of the $500-million fund to support arts, culture, and media, announced...

Google will pay publishers to license content

Alphabet Inc.’s Google will begin paying select media outlets featured in a yet-to-be released news service later this year, a major business shift for...

Governments have a duty to keep Canadians informed: Public Notice Resources

News Media Canada has a number of resources online highlighting the importance of public notices in newspapers. Click here to download presentations and fact sheets...

Updates on federal government support to news organizations

UPDATE: May 21, 2020 - News Media Canada can confirm that officials from the Department of Canadian Heritage has begun sending out forms for...

Federal government announces further supports for news industry impacted by COVID-19...

Earlier today, Steven Guilbeault, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, provided further details regarding the Government of Canada’s April 17 announcement of temporary relief measures...

An urgent message to the Government of Canada from the publishers...

Around the world, governments are moving to correct an historical inequality that dates back to the birth of digital media platforms. In April 2020...