Public Policy Forum

  • 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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  • Canadian news consumers unaware of financial strain on the industry

    By STEPH WECHSLER Special to the RJRC Although Canadians value journalism and believe it is essential to a well-functioning democracy, they don’t want to pay for it, concludes a new study that examined the state of Canadian news media. A survey conducted as part of the Public Policy Forum (PPF) report, “The Shattered Mirror,” found that the Canadians surveyed do…

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