Friday, September 30, 2016

Canadian media ‘crisis’ puts democracy at risk, says Torstar chair John Honderich

Bruce Campion-Smith writes:
"Canadian media are facing a “crisis” as market forces shrink newsrooms, leaving fewer journalists to report the news vital to a vibrant democracy, the chair of Torstar warns.
John Honderich, chair of the board of Torstar, had blunt words Thursday for MPs studying the state of media in Canada.
“'My message to you is a simple one: there is a crisis of declining good journalism across Canada and at this point we only see the situation getting worse,' Honderich told MPs on the Canadian Heritage committee.
He said newspapers across the country have cut their ranks of journalists, resulting in diminished political and community coverage and less investigative journalism."

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