The Local News Research Project combines content analysis and digital mapping to explore issues related to local news. The project’s news poverty research examines local coverage in Canadian communities at a time when print and broadcast outlets are scaling back, consolidating or closing, and many online news sites are struggling to stay afloat. Related studies have examined the content, amount and spatial patterns of local news reporting by mainstream and ethnic media in the Greater Toronto Area. For more information, contact us.
By APRIL LINDGREN, Ryerson University Canadians often mourn the loss of their local newspaper. But there’s a disconnect, because few Canadians actually pay for a local news subscription. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward) Expressions of shock, concern and loss were widespread recently after Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and Torstar Corp. …
Three Local News Research Project data sets have been made available on this website for academic research. Please credit the Local News Research Project for any use of these data sets.
By APRIL LINDGREN, JAIGRIS HODSON & JON CORBETT