National Newswatch

Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it

Dec 6 2017 — April Lindgren — Expressions of shock, concern and loss were widespread recently after Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and Torstar Corp. announced a newspaper swap and the closing of three dozen publications. Local politicians worried aloud about who would keep them honest and citizens informed. Business owners fretted about the loss of an affordable advertising option. Citizens took to […]

Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it

Dec 6 2017 — April Lindgren — Canadians often mourn the loss of their local newspaper. But there‚Äôs a disconnect, because few Canadians actually pay for a local news subscription. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward) April Lindgren, Ryerson University Expressions of shock, concern and loss were widespread recently after Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and Torstar Corp. announced a newspaper swap and the closing […]