November 06, 2019
News Media Canada is inviting media organizations to submit applications for the Local Journalism Initiative...
December 12, 2018
The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in investigative journalism.
November 21, 2018
TORONTO – The union representing 12,000 Canadian journalists and media workers welcomes Finance Minister Bill Mourneau’s announcement of $600 million in aid for financially struggling news organizations...
November 01, 2018
Canadian journalists are pushing for faster action to protect local news organiza-
tions, and they think next year’s federal budget is the perfect time to do it.
August 24, 2018
Laura Boast says she feels lucky. Earlier this summer, she got the bad news that she was losing her job as a copy editor at Metro Canada in Toronto. But within weeks, she was able to reapply for a similar job and secure a permanent contract with higher wages at a Metroland copy editing centre in Hamilton.
August 06, 2018
Not what you want to hear if you have a subscription-based business model.
June 06, 2018
OTTAWA— A federal review into Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications laws will examine the “disruptive and dramatic change” facing media industries — and what that change means for the country’s democratic institutions.
April 20, 2018
TORONTO/Toronto Sun journalists and their union say they will not compromise their independence and integrity by following marching orders laid out in a leaked management memo that sets out the newspaper’s editorial stance in the upcoming provincial election.
April 11, 2018
TORONTO, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's rejection of Unifor's complaint against Roger's contracting out its Chinese language newscasts a huge loss to local news says Unifor, Canada's largest media union.
February 26, 2018
Tuesday’s federal budget will commit $50 million over five years to support local journalism across Canada, the Star has learned. It is also expected to feature gender equality as a theme.
January 28, 2018
Reporters are being laid off in droves, many smaller communities are now “news deserts” with no local newspaper, and the amount of serious investigative journalism is declining sharply.
January 21, 2018
Former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has talked to Facebook and Google about paying into the local democracy reporters scheme funded by the BBC, he said today.
January 21, 2018
Canadians are generally happy with their news media, and that could be thanks to their trust in the federal government and faith in the country's economic performance.
November 21, 2017
A campaign launched in Quebec is urging the government to help news organizations, which are struggling to survive disruption
November 09, 2017
With or without Ottawa's accord, the province plans to tax the popular Netflix streaming media service, says Finance Minister Carlos Leitão.
October 24, 2017
The federal government’s stubbornness not to make Canadians pay the GST on their Netflix subscription is hindering any progress on the much greater problem of GST collection by foreign digital service companies.
September 19, 2017
Google Canada is taking aim at the looming threat of fake news ahead of election season by bankrolling a new project to boost media literacy among youth — a move at least one expert says is a good first step, but not a cure-all.
September 19, 2017
On Sept. 1, an agency of the Canadian government directed nearly $100-million to support local television news. Suddenly, more local television reporters are working stories on more broadcasts across Canada.
September 12, 2017
It is an honour and a privilege to rejoin the CRTC as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer. Much has changed since I was last here about nine years ago, and even more since I was a staff member in the early 1990
September 07, 2017
TORONTO - The union representing Chinese speaking journalists and media workers at Rogers' OMNI TV is taking legal action in response to the broadcaster's unprecedented subcontracting of its daily news coverage to its only competitor, Fairchild TV.
August 31, 2017
Union and community groups object to fact Chinese newscasts are being contracted out to Fairchild TV
August 20, 2017
Watching movies, TV shows and sports online has never been easier. And an already deep roster of streaming options is about to get a lot deeper.
August 16, 2017
'This is a real victory for the thousands of Canadians who stepped up and spoke out,' says ACTRA head
August 15, 2017
As more streaming services are launched they'll chase costly original programming. Guess who will pay for that?
August 08, 2017
An unidentified man who kissed a Radio-Canada reporter on the cheek without her consent during a live broadcast last Friday has apologized for his actions.
August 01, 2017
Directly impacting Canada’s creative and cultural sectors, the CRTC’s decision has already cost the national economy an estimated $158 million
July 17, 2017
The government will name Ian Scott as chairman and Caroline Simard as vice-chair of broadcasting
July 06, 2017
More than 100 media workers and staff from across Canada gathered recently to discuss the challenges facing the industry due to the digital revolution and strategies to ensure the survival of their industry.
June 04, 2017
Today the BBC and the News Media Association (NMA) are announcing a set of plans to support local journalism in the UK which include a new team of reporters to cover local councils and other institutions.
April 25, 2017
Union members at the Vancouver Sun and Province approved a new collective agreement with Postmedia on Wednesday that will save 21 jobs at the two publications.
April 20, 2017
A federal government discussion to merge Telefilm Canada with The Canadian Media Fund has come under fire from high-profile Canadian artists.
April 20, 2017
MONTREAL— Transcontinental has put its 93 newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale, days after unloading its publications in Atlantic Canada, but its CEO says he doesn’t expect all of them will be bought.
March 28, 2017
In response to Postmedia’s massive cuts at Vancouver’s two leading newspapers, Unifor is asking supporters to change their social media profile picture and sign a petition to help save local news...
March 26, 2017
The Liberal government has released its 2017 budget, which calls for modernizing the Acts and includes funding for cultural infrastructure.
March 11, 2017
Vancouver—Robust profits at Pacific Newspaper Group (PNG), a division of Postmedia, mean that lay-offs announced this week are unnecessary and will undermine journalism in British Columbia, says Unifor...
February 05, 2017
The collective bargaining agreement includes major gains on pay, protections of journalistic integrity and a platform for the editorial staff to have an ongoing voice on the job...
February 01, 2017
Bell Media says it’s laying some people off as it restructures operations amid a challenging industry landscape...
December 15, 2016
Two Liberal MPs are asking the CRTC to reverse its new policy that forces the NFL to run an unfiltered broadcast of its championship game so Canadians can see the big-budget ads...
December 12, 2016
Ottawa wants to create an international coalition that will give governments new powers to force Internet and multimedia giants to fund and showcase the creation of domestic content on their digital platforms...
November 17, 2016
“Monday’s moves make an interesting first step, but these companies must first embrace their responsibilities — better using both people and machines — in delivering news to vast parts of the U.S. and global democracies.”...
November 11, 2016
TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ – The country’s top media union is calling for strict measures to restrict the ability of police to put journalists under surveillance...
November 09, 2016
Politicians urged to amend digital economy bill to ensure digital giants pay a 1% levy in order to fund investigative public interest journalism...
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