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Too much news can overwhelm consumers and promote anxiety. The Washington Post / Contributor/ Getty Images

How to consume news while maintaining your sanity

The daily deluge of information produced by the news media can drown consumers in confusion and anxiety, but there are steps you can take to filter out the noise and remain enlightened.
Opinion journalism can rile people up – or it can bring them together. momentimages/Getty Images

Local newspapers can help reduce polarization with opinion pages that focus on local issues

The best op-ed pages operate like a town square, allowing readers to discuss and debate issues important to their communities and beyond. But many now focus on divisive national political issues.
Bay of Pigs debacle: Watched by armed guards, grim-faced US-backed invaders are marched off to prison after their capture by Fidel Castro’s forces. Bettmann via Getty Images

60 years after Bay of Pigs, New York Times role – and myth – made clear

The New York Times gave in to White House pressure and did not publish crucial information about an impending US-backed invasion of Cuba. It’s an old story, much repeated – but it’s wrong.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Oct. 23, 2019, on Facebook’s impact on the financial services and housing sectors. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Facebook profits from Canadian media content, but gives little in return

Since 2018, Canadian journalism has generated over $315 million for Facebook. Putting some of these profits back into the Canadian media may help address the losses faced by the industry.
Traditional media was left out in the cold years ago due to the advent of technology, meaning today’s news media crisis has been a long time in the making. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

6 potential solutions to ease the COVID-19 news media crisis

The news media crisis is constant but there are a few practical solutions available to help the news business get out of the hole.
A new report suggests more Canadians are willing to pay for online news. Newsrooms have complained that social media platforms like Facebook have profited off their work without paying for it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Could COVID-19 convince more Canadians to pay for online news?

Canada’s news industry has been decimated by losses of advertising revenue during the pandemic. There are some promising signs, however, that more Canadians are paying for digital news subscriptions.

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