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  • Call for papers: Conference on local news and its future

    Local journalism in many jurisdictions is under threat as news outlets scale back operations, consolidate or close altogether, and many online local news sites struggle to stay afloat. Policy makers, citizens and others are now joining journalists in sounding the alarm about these losses and the potential impact on communities. Is no news bad news? Local journalism and its future…

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  • News maps allow users to explore coverage of Toronto neighbourhoods

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter   Toronto residents who are concerned about how their neighbourhoods are portrayed in the news can now test their perceptions of news coverage against the reality. The Local News Research Project at the Ryerson University’s School of Journalism has launched online interactive maps that allow residents in different city wards to explore in detail how…

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