The love Canadians profess for their local newspapers isn't quite what it seems. Few pay for a subscription, and many say they can get their news elsewhere if their local paper shuts down.
The Canadian news industry is in a crisis. Rather than providing a way forward, the Liberal government suggests that Facebook, Twitter, and Google will "jumpstart digital news innovation."
Local news is as important to communities as clean air, but the failing business model of traditional journalism has left the local news industry in rapid decline.
Impartiality and accountability are at risk when local media fails to act.
Federal rules governing television stations were meant to keep them connected to the communities they serve. The Trump administration wants to weaken those rules, and those civic links.
UK newspapers have been fighting between economics and editorial for 70 years.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
Before media reform becomes a runaway train, we need to return to the drawing board and rethink the maps that define and guide broadcasters on reporting news for “local areas”.