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?
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 SAHAR FATIMA Ethnic media outlets will better serve their communities if they put more emphasis on reporting local news, Ryerson journalism professor April Lindgren suggested during a recent presentation to ethnic media representatives.