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Box Cox, Winnipeg Free Press

News Media Canada announces nominee to federal government panel

News Media Canada, the national industry group representing about 800 titles in every province and territory, has nominated Bob Cox, publisher of the Winnipeg...

Government program intended to support — not control — journalism

The following is an op-ed written by News Media Canada chair Bob Cox about the recent federal government's announcement to invest in Canadian journalism.   I...

Canadian Journalism Is Vital to Our Democracy

News Media Canada has been selected as one of eight industry groups to provide the federal government with recommendations on the eligibility criteria for...

Government regulation coming for tech giants?

The Canadian government is “actively considering” regulating social media giants and believes that self-regulation of the platforms has failed, reports The Toronto Star. Democratic Institutions...
Box Cox, Winnipeg Free Press

NMC welcomes the 2019 budget announcements on government support for journalism

Bob Cox, chair of the board released the following statement. “This will make a difference in newsrooms across Canada. It is significant support for journalism....

Budget 2019 announces measures to help news publishers

Budget 2019 re-announced the three commitments that were made in the Fall Economic Statement and provides additional information on each of the measures. Highlights The journalism...

The U.K.’s Cairncross Review serves as a reminder for federal government...

Last month, the final report of the Cairncross Review, an independent review into the state of the U.K. press, was released. It's recommendations to...

Despite low level of trust, federal government favours social media advertising

On January 31, 2019 the federal government released the 2017/2018 Annual Report on Government of Canada Advertising Activities.  This report includes information on ad expenditures,...

Presentation: Government Advertising and Newspapers – Public Notice 2019

The government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions. Advertising is one of many ways the government ensures that...

Federal Government’s fall economic statement addresses concerns of the news industry

Today's fall economic statement from the federal government contained three items that are good news for the industry. These three announcements are: 1)     Access to Charitable Tax...