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  • How Ottawa should spend its $50 million to support local news

    By APRIL LINDGREN Founding Director, RJRC This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. April 13, 2018 Who holds officials accountable when cities like Thunder Bay, Ont., rife with political and racial tensions, have no local reporters? (Shutterstock) There’s $50 million in federal government money on the table in Canada to support local journalism in the…

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  • New survey investigates state of smaller-market newspapers in Canada

    Feb. 2, 2018 By AMANDA POPE Staff reporter A new online survey is asking Canadian journalists working for newspapers with a print circulation under 50,000 to provide information about how their newsrooms are managing and adapting to the turbulent times. Ryerson journalism professor April Lindgren and the not-for-profit National NewsMedia Council – an alliance of the former provincial press councils…

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  • After the deal: How are Canadian newsrooms faring as the pace of concentration accelerates?

    January 30, 2018 This is one of a series of features, news articles and videos on the June 2017 conference “Is no local news bad news? Local journalism and its future” hosted by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre. Watch the full conference panel below. To read more about the conference and local news, visit: localnews.journalism.ryerson.ca. By GREGORY FURGALA Staff reporter…

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