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Data from the tax credit’s first year is now available. The effect has been muted.
“Being so close to bankruptcy made people realize that what we were offering them was a treasure, but it was pretty fragile.”
Nearly 75% of Canadian newsrooms are made up of white journalists, and 80% of newsrooms have no Black or Indigenous journalists on staff.
The federal government should follow Australia’s lead in forcing arbitration between platforms and publishers when needed.
Two years after a cofounder launched Victoria-based Capital Daily as a daily newsletter, Overstory will try to replicate the success. The new media group has plans to grow to 50 publications and 250 journalists by 2023.
“What I want is for them is to be absolutely confident. That’s what I want. Confidence in their skills and to feel confident that they will be valued both for their lived experience, and for their expertise as professionals.”
The buyers say a lot of the right things. But since they seem to have no publishing experience, there’s no way to know what their plans are for the corporation, or for the newspaper.
The Canada-based network aims to take the best of newspaper chains for local digital publications — and leave the rest.
It’s the latest blow to national wire services around the world — the little-noticed backbone of much of the reporting seen across media.