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Internet giants should support local news, culture, Melanie Joly says

Internet giants like Facebook and Google should play a direct role in investing in “trusted local journalism” and Canadian culture, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said

Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018

‘Band-Aid solution’: Ottawa sets aside $50 million to support local journalism

National Post Ottawa has set aside $50 million over the next five years to support local news organizations in “underserved” communities, struggling to cope with industry-wide disruption brought on by internet giants such as Google and Facebook. “That’s a bit of a Band-Aid solution,” said John Hinds, the CEO of News Media Canada, who fears...

Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018

How to save local news without massive government bailouts

CBC Radio / The Current In the last decade more than 16,000 Canadian journalists have lost their jobs. And twenty-seven daily newspapers and 222 weekly have either closed or merged operations. But things might be looking up: according to reports, the new federal Liberal budget will include $50 million to spend on local journalism over the...

Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018

Ottawa opens door to charitable status for news organizations

The Globe and Mail The federal government says it is open to granting charitable status to media companies, which would allow them to receive tax-deductible donations to support investigative and public-interest journalism. Read article    

Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018

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