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.
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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.
Small newspapers and new start-ups face significant barriers to receiving government grant money and a share of ad revenue from Google and Facebook, making their survival less than assured.
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.
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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.
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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.
More than two dozen newsrooms have shut down and stopped the presses during the pandemic.
Does taking government money mean journalists owe the government something? A media ethics scholar examines the ethical questions about news organizations getting government help during the pandemic.
According to the Australian Newsroom Mapping Project, there have been 200 contractions of news operations since March. But 'news deserts' were a growing problem long before coronavirus.
COVID-19 has accelerated the disintegration of New Zealand's media. A state-led reconstruction strategy is the only answer.
Abraham Verhoeven: Don van Draper?
Examining the first newspaper notices from 400 years ago reveals the beginnings of marketing strategies that would eventually power the advertising world into the modern era.
Small newspapers across Australia are closing or going digital-only in the economic fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic. This is what we need to do to save them.
W.T. Stead’s series of articles detailing a sordid sex ring rocked London.
W.T. Stead Resource Site
W.T. Stead's 1885 account of the process by which wealthy Londoners procured teenagers for sex became a global news story, but the police refused to investigate.
Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun plans to use cash bonuses to incentivise its journalists to lure more readers and hook more subscribers.
A newspaper paying its journalists bonuses to chase page views has big implications for its role in a democracy.
Staffers at The Village Voice were able to see the riots unfold from the news room.
With major dailies giving a megaphone to the police, the coverage of Stonewall is a reminder of what's lost when alternative media outlets wither away.
The New York Times decision to end daily political cartoons in its international edition has led to predictions of the death of cartooning. But the decision actually reflects an increasingly globalised, online industry.
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A New York Times decision has led to predictions of the death of cartooning. But rather than perishing, is the global art form just feeling the full force of technological and workplace change?
Canadians have trust in their news media, but they’re unlikely to pay for online news.
Canadians have relatively high trust in their media compared to other countries, but that doesn't translate into a willingness to pay for online news.
Media critic and educator Neil Postman’s 1985 book ‘Amusing Ourselves to Death’ warned of the dangers when all media is entertainment, especially when people lack critical media literacy skills.
Students -- and indeed all of us -- must learn to ask questions about what stories are told, and the implications of what stories are not being told.
Throngs of Santa Barbara News-Press readers, rallying in 2006.
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The health of American democracy could be at stake.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau being interviewed after delivering a budget that promised financial aid for journalism.
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The newspaper industry has been asking the federal government for financial assistance for years. Now that Ottawa has revealed its plan, what purpose will it serve to sustain news organizations?
Though #MeToo has changed some aspects of media reporting, there is still much to be done.
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The #MeToo movement brought to light the extent of sexual violence in the community, largely through the media. But there is still a long way to go to overturn stereotypes and shut down online abuse.
Local newspapers keep readers’ interest on local politics.
American politics has gotten more partisan in the last 50 years. One of the reasons: the closing of local newspapers.
Is connecting with their audience key to journalism’s future?
Journalism's crisis – loss of readers, revenue and respect – has led many to conclude that if the news business is to survive, it has to do a better job of connecting with its audience. How can it be done?