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What the federal government is doing to support news publishers during...

The text below is a news release from the Department of Canadian Heritage that was released this afternoon.   GATINEAU, March 25, 2020 — In unprecedented...

Federal government’s plan to support news industry falls short of expectations

Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to provide media organizations with assistance, in order to keep journalists working, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Said...

Newspapers Matter, Now More Than Ever: A Call to Action

During this time of uncertainty, Canadians depend on sources of information they can trust. From coast to coast to coast, Canadians have been turning...

News Media Canada joins coalition to help news organizations cover coronavirus

The Facebook Journalism Project has announced a $1 million program that will provide grants to local news organizations, in both Canada and the U.S.,...

News Media Canada calls for a second round of Local Journalism...

News Media Canada, the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada, announced today a second call for applications to its...

Guidance on Canadian Journalism Labour Tax Credit now available online

The federal government has released guidance for news organizations on the Canadian journalism labour tax credit. The guidance is posted on the Canada Revenue Agency...

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

News Media Canada has announced that it will fund 105 journalists at 94 host news organizations across Canada under the Government of Canada’s Local...

Five government funding programs you should know about

Over the past several years, News Media Canada has been working with multiple government departments to explain why public service journalism matters to the...

Local Journalism Initiative: Why journalism on civic institutions and issues, why...

Canadians need access to full and reliable sources of news to inform their decisions. Journalism has long held a watchdog function, reporting about and holding...

Local Journalism Initiative: Call for Applications

Ready? Set? Apply! The Local Journalism Initiative application form and guidelines are finally here. Launched earlier this year by the Government of Canada, the Local Journalism...