A Somali community sick of negative headlines decided to start their own local newspaper and write their own stories.
Who holds officials accountable when cities like Thunder Bay, Ont., rife with political and racial tensions, have no local reporters?
Ottawa must decide how to spend the $50 million it's allocated to support local journalism. The establishment of a Local News Data Lab would be a good start. Here's how it might work.
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The two papers were once titans of publishing. But their future looks less rosy.
An 1894 cartoon by Frederick Burr Opper criticizes American newspapers’ elasticity with the truth.
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The practice of calling attention to false stories – with actual fakers then levying the charge on their accusers – dates back to battles between progressive reformers and corporate media outlets.
A Supreme Court of Canada ruling has triggered long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult, especially in vulnerable media industries.
The Supreme Court of Canada's 2015 decision to allow a hazardous waste monopoly in B.C. gave life to long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult.
A critical year looms ahead for Canada’s beleaguered newspaper industry.
The year ahead could prove critical for Canadian news media. Will the federal government finally take action to help them, as other countries have?
New research shows Muslims are more negatively portrayed in the media than other groups.
New research reveals that about half of opinion pieces in mainstream newspapers and television are so racist they potentially breach industry codes of conduct.
We can learn a lot from the business practices and ethical stance of newspaper publishing in the 1830s. This image of a New York City newsroom is from the book, “Industries of to-day.”
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Solutions to fake news and financial support for media may come from newspapers of the early 1800s.
Canadians often mourn the loss of their local newspaper. But there’s a disconnect, because few Canadians actually pay for a local news subscription.
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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.
Political reporter William D. Workman speaks at a GOP event in 1962.
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In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
Businessman and philanthropist Joe Ricketts shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his workers voted to unionize.
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Joe Ricketts abruptly shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his employees voted to unionize. Is what he did legal? And how could similar events be prevented in the future?
Ralph Northam, Democrat of Virginia, has cruised to a comfortable victory over his Republican rival. But you wouldn’t have predicted that based on Virginia’s newspaper endorsements.
It's time for newspapers to stop telling their dwindling number of subscribers how to vote.
A new study explores the state of an industry that's tapping creative revenue streams and incorporating new tools to engage with readers.
A unique collaborative journalism project revealed industry and government officials in Saskatchewan were aware of significant public safety hazards from potentially deadly hydrogen sulphide gas.
Canadian newspapers are in trouble, and there are no philanthropic efforts afoot to rescue them. The National Student Investigative Reporting Network, or NSIRN, is aiming to make a difference.
A recent research project about the 2015 Canadian election showed social media is no substitute for local news coverage.
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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.
The traditional media industry comes with a large environmental cost, but emissions from digital productions are often ignored.
A pedestrian walks past a Chicago Sun-Times newspaper box.
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Giving labor unions a financial stake in a company such as a newspaper can offer unique advantages that could benefit employees, society and the bottom line.
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and chair of the Emerson Collective.
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
A wonderful evocation of the horrors of last year’s long election campaign by David Rowe in the Australian Financial Review. Amid industry turmoil, newspaper cartooning is increasingly becoming a niche activity.
One of the great satirical achievements of the mass media era, the editorial cartoon, is losing its centrality in the digital age. Yet the 'visual terrorism' of cartoons can cut through the verbiage of political commentary.
A statue of Henry David Thoreau in front of a replica of his cabin in Concord, Massachusetts.
Thoreau spent his life pursuing the 'hard bottom' of truth. But he confronted a sensationalist newspaper industry that, in many ways, mimicked today's media environment.