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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.
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...