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The Death of the Newspaper Business by Thomas Hawk (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Why Journalism is not Dying in the Digital Age

The ongoing financial struggles of Canadian businesses that have traditionally delivered the news – particularly newspapers and local broadcasters – have generated considerable discussion and consternation over the past month. With significant layoffs, newspaper closures, and testimony before Canada’s broadcast regulator that the cost of delivering local news is unsustainable, there have been mounting calls for new funding programs, studies, or other measures to address the issue.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that much of the commentary emphasizes the critical link between a strong, independent media and holding governments at all levels to account for their actions. While there is little debate over the essential role of journalism, the tougher question is whether emerging digital alternatives can provide an effective substitute.

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February 12, 2016 5 comments Columns

NY Times on Newspapers in Europe

The NY Times has an interesting story on the success of the European newspaper industry, while the North American industry struggles.

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March 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Shirky on the Future of Newspapers

Many have pointed to it, but Clay Shirky's piece on newspapers, journalism, and the current upheaval is an absolute must-read.

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March 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Newspaper Online Revenue on the Rise

Kirk LaPointe points to the Canadian Newspaper Association's latest release on Canadian newspaper revenues.  Print revenue declined by 2.4 percent, while online revenues grew by 29 percent.

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April 7, 2008 1 comment News

Shifting Advertising Dollars

Interesting pair of articles – one from Mathew Ingram on the "resurrection of free" and the other from Henry Blodget, which are both ultimately about shifting dollars in the advertising market.

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August 17, 2007 Comments are Disabled News