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Fact Sheet: Trust in News Media

Canadian consumers are more comfortable with levels of truth and accuracy in traditional media versus digital media, a recent study finds. According to Advertising Standards...

Fact Sheet: Trust in News Media

Canadian consumers are more comfortable with levels of truth and accuracy in traditional media versus digital media, a recent study finds. According to Advertising Standards Canada and the Gandalf Group's report Consumer Perspectives on Advertising...

Fact Sheet: Newspapers work for travel in 2017

According to the Conference Board of Canada, travel to and within Canada is expected to grow in 2017 as celebrations for Canada’s 150th birthday are planned across the country. Overnight visits are expected to growth...

Presentation: Trust In News Media

As more and more citizens gather their news from social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, the concern about so-called 'fake news' has become a white-hot topic of debate. At present, the vast majority of the...

Shareable Stats on Newspapers

What was the state of newspaper advertising revenue in 2015? Do readers trust the advertising they see in newspapers? And what kind of effectiveness do newspapers have on shaping consumer behaviour? All these critical questions, and many...

Presentation: Newspapers are the #OriginalSocialMedia

Long before there was Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter, there was the printed newspaper. The local newspaper was the central pulse of information about everyone and everything happening in the community. From births and deaths,...
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Community Newspapers Drive Results – Webinar

In May 2016, Newspapers Canada launched an exciting new research study that explored engagement with community newspapers and the role they play in the automotive path-to-purchase. This webinar was originally held on May 12, 2016,...

Questions regarding Canada’s anti-spam legislation

Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (CASL), which came into force on July 1, 2014, introduced new rules around the use of “commercial electronic messages”, the alteration of transmission data, and the installation of computer software on...

Mixed reviews from publishers following Canadian media industry report

Last week, the Public Policy Forum released its much anticipated report on the Canadian media industry.  The report echoed several policy amendments for which our association has long supported. In particular, changes to section 19...

Update on ‘Right to be Forgotten’

J-Source, in partnership with the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre, has published a review of the European Court of Justice's 2014 ruling and its impact on journalists and media organizations. It's an excellent read that can be...

Public Policy Forum releases report on Canadian media industry

The Public Policy Forum will be releasing its major report on the news media industry and democracy in Canada on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Entitled 'The Shattered Mirror: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital...

How will public policy decisions impact newspapers in 2017?

Ed Greenspon, the president and CEO of the Public Policy Forum, an Ottawa-based think tank, has had a busy 2016. Commissioned by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Greenspon has been crossing the country to hear...

Federal government to strengthen broadband Internet access to rural communities

The federal government has pledged $500-million to help expand broadband Internet connections in rural communities across the country. The Globe and Mail reports that Ottawa's plan, called 'Connect to Innovate', will provide important investments to roughly...