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  • Funding for community media is disappearing, experts say

    This is one of a series of articles and videos on the June 2017 conference “Is no local news bad news? Local journalism and its future” hosted by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre. Watch the full conference panel below. To read more about the conference and local news, visit:  localnews.journalism.ryerson.ca. By: GREGORY FURGALA Staff Reporter Small-scale community news outlets can…

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  • News needs of smaller communities require special attention, researcher says

    By STEPH WECHSLER Special to the RJRC The ongoing discussion about the state of Canadian news media tends to overlook what’s happening in smaller communities, local news advocate Robert Washburn said during a recent presentation at the Ryerson School of Journalism. Community-based newsrooms, including local television and community-run radio stations, are deeply rooted in smaller cities, towns and rural areas…

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