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  • RJRC’s new multimedia journal examines the many facets of local news

    By ALLISON RIDGWAY Staff reporter July 19, 2018 The relationship between local charities and news, an app that tracks the diversity of local news sources, and the use of crowd-sourcing to track changes to local news organizations are among the ideas discussed in a new publication from Ryerson Journalism Research Centre (RJRC). The groundbreaking online multimedia journal published in early…

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  • How Ottawa should spend its $50 million to support local news

    By APRIL LINDGREN Founding Director, RJRC This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. April 13, 2018 Who holds officials accountable when cities like Thunder Bay, Ont., rife with political and racial tensions, have no local reporters? (Shutterstock) There’s $50 million in federal government money on the table in Canada to support local journalism in the…

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  • Innovative ideas to solve media challenges discussed at launch of Digital News Innovation Challenge

    Feb. 5, 2018 By AMANDA POPE Staff reporter A website to help children understand the news, a mobile platform that provides newsrooms with better access to eyewitness videos, and an online platform for distributing newscasts on voice-activated devices were among the ideas-in-progress at the recent launch of the Digital News Innovation Challenge. Nearly 100 journalists, aspiring entrepreneurs and students attended…

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  • New survey investigates state of smaller-market newspapers in Canada

    Feb. 2, 2018 By AMANDA POPE Staff reporter A new online survey is asking Canadian journalists working for newspapers with a print circulation under 50,000 to provide information about how their newsrooms are managing and adapting to the turbulent times. Ryerson journalism professor April Lindgren and the not-for-profit National NewsMedia Council – an alliance of the former provincial press councils…

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  • Rebuilding public trust in journalism must start at the local level, CJR editor says

    January 30, 2018 By RHIANNA JACKSON-KELSO Staff reporter The breakdown of trust between journalists and the public is due in large part to the decimation of local news, says Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review. Though subscription levels to the New York Times and Washington Post have spiked in the last 12 months, and the Columbia…

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