News Media Canada introduces initiative to host news organisations
News Media Canada has announced the approval of an additional 63 journalists at 53 host news organizations under the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative. This second round of journalists brings the total number of Local Journalism Initiative reporters across the country to 168. News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) programme provides funding to grant recipients to hire reporters to create new journalistic content covering civic issues and institutions of importance to Canadians. Eligible applicants for the programme included press agencies, private news organisations, and non-profit news organisations.