Canada Newspapers

A Marketer's Perspective On How Traditional Media Can Save Itself

Joanna Track | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Business
Joanna Track

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.

Quality Journalism Means Putting Feet On The Ground

Jerry Dias | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

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.

Crisis In Media Comes As Reliable News Is Needed Most

Jerry Dias | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

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.

Liberals Would Consider Giving Money To Newspaper Industry: Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business

All options are being considered, Melanie Joly said.

Millennials And Our Sad Relationship With News

Olivia Lovenmark | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Living
Olivia Lovenmark

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?

Newspaperman Wants Taxpayers To Pay To Keep Papers Printing

CP | Ross Marowits | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Business

And he's not alone.

In A Struggling Media Environment, We're Drowning In News

Peter Landry | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Business
Peter Landry

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.

The Uber-ization Of Journalism Is Failing Canadians

Jeffrey Dvorkin | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Dvorkin

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.

The Globe And Mail Can't Make Up Its Mind On Paul Kagame

Yves Engler | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

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.

The Liberals Must Act To Save Canada's Struggling Newsrooms

Jerry Dias | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

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.

La Presse Stops Printing Weekday Editions After 131 Years

CBC | CBC News | Posted 12.31.2016 | Canada Business

This was part of the company's plan to go paperless.

Canada's Newspapers, Magazines To See Ad Money 'Drop Steadily'

CP | David Friend | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Business

"You get the hose out and hope you're going to hit enough people."

How We're Trying to Inject Health Policy Into Mainstream Media

Kathleen O’Grady | Posted 06.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Kathleen O’Grady

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.

Taking Away a Writer's Copyright Is Wrong

David Martin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Business
David Martin

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.

The Face of Advertising is Changing (Or Is It?)

Larry Leach | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business
Larry Leach

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.

If You're Rich and White the Newspapers Want You

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

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.

Jeff Bezos Will Save the Washington Post

Diane Francis | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

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?

Sunny Freeman

Breaking Point For Canada's Newspapers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada Business

Job cuts, outsourcing, and a paywall push in the face of plunging advertising sales at Canada’s largest-circulation newspaper epitomize the latest t...

Paper's Sunday Edition Bites The Dust

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - The Halifax Chronicle Herald, Canada's largest independently owned daily newspaper, has confirmed it will stop publishing its Sunday edition...

What's Really Killing Print Journalism

Jim Harris | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

Print journalism is changing fundamentally. Three dramatic events last week make the point: On October 18, Newsweek magazine announced it will become a digital only publication in 2013, ending 80 years in print. Newspapers have failed, so far, to acquire the skill sets required for print journalism in the 21st century.

Watching the Watchdog: Saving Canadian Journalism From Itself

Tim Knight | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Slowly, slowly, the dwindling band of journalists who survive all the cuts are being acclimatized to the notion that their job is no longer to serve the people in our democracy -- a tradition proudly built up over the past couple of hundred years, often at great cost -- but to serve their employer. So why don't we, the people, take over -- subsidize our precious democratic journalism ourselves? Here's the plan.

Rachel Mendleson

Conrad Black Open To Buying Back Into Canada's Newspaper Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Business

Conrad Black has been out of the Canadian newspaper game for some time, but he may not be gone for good. Just months after his return to Canada af...

Watching the Watchdog: Stats Don't Lie, Political News Falls Short

Tim Knight | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Seems that when you spend an hour watching Canadian TV news stories about politics, you get only about 15 minutes of real information. These scary numbers come from the highly respected charitable Samara Institute today. Samara has spent months doing all the research, the number crunching, and the drawing of conclusions. Will the newsrooms listen? Probably not.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Will Alternative Weeklies Fall?

Will Straw, PhD | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada
Will Straw, PhD

When the Mirror was launched in the mid-1980s, it touted its independence and social purpose. I remember going to benefit concerts and parties organized to help it get off the ground and survive. But it's been shut down, and I fear even an online version wouldn't be able to pay even the most abysmal of salaries, or even reassert itself as a go-to source for young Montreal anglos.

Rachel Mendleson

Why Are Newspapers Slashing Jobs When Readership Is Still Strong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Business

Citing declining print advertising revenue, two of Canada’s major newspaper publishers in recent weeks announced significant editorial belt-tighteni...