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 ISABELLE DOCTO Efforts by the City of Brampton to reach newcomers through ethnic media will be an important test of how municipalities can better communicate with newcomers, particularly those who struggle with English, new research suggests. The study, by Ryerson University journalism professor April Lindgren, examines the evolution of …
The impact of newsroom cutbacks, consolidations and closures will be the focus of a new study examining local news poverty in communities outside of Canada’s major media centres.
By APRIL LINDGREN & CHRISTINA WONG Introduction Concerns about how neighbourhoods are portrayed in the news have surfaced regularly in the Toronto area over the years. But are those concerns valid?