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The cost of printing and distributing in Atlantic Canada is "unaffordable," the publisher said.
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On the other hand, if a publisher decides to close down a paper and have a news site on the internet, they should be eligible for support.
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Support by the federal government of a shield law for journalists is certainly welcomed. Journalists, whose work is essential to a functioning democracy, need to be able to do their jobs without fear of facing prosecution.
Most of the newspaper's revenue comes from digital platforms.
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The next time you read about mass layoffs or publications shutting down at the big media companies, don't be so quick to blame it on the Internet or millennials. Neither of them are going away, but if the big guys don't start doing something differently, they will.
To help ensure our incredible media outlets can survive through this time of upheaval as the ad-driven model for funding quality journalism falls apart, there needs to be some form of government support to assist those who need it. Longer term, we need the right mix of tax policy and regulatory support to encourage growth and strength in the media industry.
Thanks to the digital revolution, Canadians have access to more news and information than ever before. Public consumption of the news is at historic levels. Despite all that, and despite the capacity to reach more people than ever thought possible before, the economic underpinning for gathering and producing reliable news and information is quickly collapsing.
CWA calls bonuses an "absolute disgrace."
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All options are being considered, Melanie Joly said.
Why is it that there is more interest generated by fandom than there is by our country's economy? Why, as millennials, are we generally more interested in Hollywood and pop culture than we are about curating our own personal finances? Is it because our attention spans are too short to focus on the complexities of the world around us? Are we too easily bored?
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Government spending on newspaper ads falls by half.
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Buying the Sun newspapers didn't help much.
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Canada’s newspapers are in financial trouble, and that’s hardly news at this point. We’ve seen Postmedia, the country’s largest newspaper chain, merge the newsrooms of the Sun newspapers with its broa...
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The Internet is almost always part of the tragic narrative. It is killing print newspapers they scribe. Sad news is splashed across the headlines. The loss of the newspaper carrier who tosses your paper onto the front porch early in the morning does not equal the death of news and opinion. Even restructuring newsrooms does not necessarily mean less access to important information.
Media managers are wondering what went wrong. They are asking why journalism doesn't pay any more. If the solutions are hard to discern, they have only to look at the technology they so eagerly embrace. It's the digital technology. It has spread throughout many industries including journalism, like a virus.
While South African-based correspondent Geoffrey York has done important work detailing how Paul Kagame's government has assassinated its opponents and contributed to violence in Eastern Congo, columnist Gerald Caplan has justified its repression and echoed Kigali's position on regional conflicts.
At a time when our consumption of the news is at an all-time high, the very institutions at the heart of our news media are in crisis -- and demanding the attention of our political leaders. Postmedia combined newsrooms in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in a move that not only saw many talented and dedicated journalists pushed out the door, but also saw distinctive voices quieted.
HALIFAX — Roughly two dozen newsroom employees at Canada's largest independent daily newspaper held signs and waved to honking cars on the first day of a strike. The union representing 61 editorial st...
This was part of the company's plan to go paperless.
"You get the hose out and hope you're going to hit enough people."
Montreal La Presse is laying off 158 employees as it prepares to eliminate its weekday printed newspaper in January. The French-language newspaper says it is cutting 102 permanent and 56 temporary pos...
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There will likely be “few, if any” print newspapers in Canada by 2025, and local TV stations are at risk of disappearing by that time as well, according to a report from a prominent media analyst. In...
For the last 30 years or so, Canadians have repeatedly flagged healthcare as the most important national concern and the issue they want their political leaders to prioritize. Surveys and studies and polls and panels -- there have been plenty -- all come up with the same finding: Canadians care about healthcare.
MONTREAL - Power Corp. has sold all of the French-language regional newspapers in Quebec operated by its Gesca subsidiary to a new media company headed by former federal Liberal cabinet minister Marti...
TORONTO - Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) is closing the digital operations of its Metro brand in seven cities where it no longer produces the free daily newspapers.The company says Metro websites in Hamilto...
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MONTREAL - Transcontinental Inc. says it will end the publication of 20 weekly newspapers in Quebec, resulting in the layoff of about 80 employees.The newspapers, for the most part, will be integrated...
Publications don't exist unless content creators (i.e. writers) create some content. They deserve to be fairly paid for their work and they deserve to retain the copyright. Most major reputable publications do just that but sadly the numbers are declining.
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For the first time in history, a woman will hold the top editorial position at a national Canadian newspaper. Anne Marie Owens has been appointed as editor of the National Post newspaper. Owens will...
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In 2013, one of the most common refrains I heard while selling print ads to small business owners was "We are concentrating on our online advertising". There is no doubt there is, and should be, an upward trend towards owning your online footprint. However, the idea of marketing exclusively online for a brick and mortar business is unwise to say the least. Conversely, an online business should not close their minds to traditional advertising.
In terms of visible minorities, the Globe and Mail is doing no better than its national print-based competitors in providing a forum for ethnic Canadian voices. This diverse demographic is projected to grow to a third of the Canadian population by 2030. Is traditional Canadian media doing anything to include, reflect or address their experiences in the multicultural mosaic, building on the wave of the present and future? The examples are few and far between.
While the outcome is fairly obvious, the question is why did Bezos pay $250 million (he paid $500 million but $250 was its real estate) for the Washington Post? Why didn't he just start offering content deals to publishers and journalists then sell it on Amazon as he does now with movies?