How to save local news without massive government bailouts

Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018

CBC Radio / The Current

In the last decade more than 16,000 Canadian journalists have lost their jobs. And twenty-seven daily newspapers and 222 weekly have either closed or merged operations. But things might be looking up: according to reports, the new federal Liberal budget will include $50 million to spend on local journalism over the next five years. The question is: will that be enough to save local news?

Interview with PPF President and CEO Edward Greenspon and David Beers of the Tyee.

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