‘Band-Aid solution’: Ottawa sets aside $50 million to support local journalism

‘Band-Aid solution’: Ottawa sets aside $50 million to support local journalism

Ottawa has set aside $50 million over the next five years to support local news organizations in “underserved” communities, struggling to cope with industry-wide disruption brought on by internet giants such as Google and Facebook.

“That’s a bit of a Band-Aid solution,” said John Hinds, the CEO of News Media Canada, who fears it may be too little, too late.

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