Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec have launched a new mobile app which Quebecor Media says will make it easier for readers to access their content. The entirety of the content published by the two dailies will be available on the app, including breaking news, opinion columns, sports, cultural, and international news. Readers will also be able to consult, in a version adapted to the narrow format of mobile phones, the popular graphic page En 5 minutes, highlighting popular topics. In addition to the new app, the daily newspapers are introducing an interactive tool dedicated to the real estate market.
The Sprawl Calgary is being put on pause as founder and editor-in-chief Jeremy Klaszus cites burnout. Klaszus writes in a post to the online community news publication’s site that The Sprawl will go dark until September. Klaszus, a Calgary journalist who has been reporting on city politics for nearly two decades, launched The Sprawl in 2017 to help fill a gap in the city’s media landscape. Prior to starting The Sprawl, he was a staff writer for Fast Forward Weekly, a columnist for the Calgary Herald and Metro, and a radio reporter for CBC.
A Canadian Journalism Foundation-commissioned survey has found that a strong majority of Canadians (92%) believe that news organizations should have clear and transparent policies on how they use artificial intelligence (AI) to produce content. Relying on data provided by Maru Public Opinion, the survey found that a vast majority are concerned AI in journalism will produce or spread misinformation (85%), bringing with it the potential for inaccuracy (86%). A significant number (85%) also believe that a governing body should have strict oversight of AI practices in journalism. NewsGuard, a provider of software that helps advertisers identify credible news sources for ad placements, says since April it has identified 49 websites spanning seven languages that appear to be entirely or mostly generated by AI language models in the form of what appear to be typical news sites. Read more here.