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COVID-19: Rush for emergency financial aid may be too late for some newspapers

As part of the effort to help cushion the financial effects of the various COVID-19 shutdowns, the federal government initiated a number of emergency funding programmes. One is the  Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy which offers up to 78 per cent »

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The Link

The LINK Online Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2019

Your hosts, Levon, Mathiew, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Expert warns of possible Russian disinformation campaign in Canada’s election Canada’s election has officially been launched and the political parties are busy trying to get their respective messages, platforms, »

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Newspapers and democracy: Struggling in the face of the internet

In recent years there have been many reports of news operations cutting back, and many small community and regional newspapers closing. News rooms have also been declining in broadcast media. It seems to be a case of slow but steady »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Sign of the changing times, major newspaper goes non-profit

La Presse, one of the major newspapers in Quebec and for French speakers, is changing itself into a not-for-profit entity. The newspaper was first established in 1884, but has already undergone a major change just a little over a year »

Economy, Society

Another internet blow to print newspapers

One of Canada’s most prestigious and national newspapers, the Globe and Mail, has announced it will no longer offer print copies in Canada’s maritime provinces. Citing the trend of people getting their news online, the paper said print papers will »

Society

Do you trust the news?

With all the talk about fake news the polling firm Ipsos-Reid asked 1001 Canadians earlier this month about their opinions of the news and media. Darrell Bricker is CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. Darell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs © via »

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Decline of journalism in Canada: Part 2 of 2

For years, decades in fact, small and medium sized newspapers have been closing their doors while radio and TV stations have been reducing their journalist staff. In some cases small papers or media outlets (ie radio) have become unprofitable and »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Decline of journalism in Canada: Part 1 of 2

For years, decades in fact, small and medium sized newspapers have been closing their doors while radio and TV stations have also been reducing their journalist staff. In many cases this is because the operations have been bought by bigger »

Society

Newspapers seek government help to go digital

Several newspapers in the province of Quebec have banded together to ask that the government set up a fund to help them shift to digital, reports Canadian Press. The newspapers are suffering from a steep decline in revenues, because so »

Economy, Politics, Society

Newspapers want to know why Canadian government not advertising with them

Canadian newspapers say the federal government is only using 10 percent of its entire advertising budget on newspapers. They want to know why, and they’re using advertising and meetings with MPs to get their point across. A full page ad »