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FRIENDS leading Meta boycott over news blocking

Public broadcasting and Canadian culture advocate FRIENDS is leading a boycott of Facebook and Instagram, in response to Meta's move to block news on...

Online & Digital Media News – COPAs open for submissions

The Canadian Online Publishing Awards or COPAs are open to submissions until Sept. 30. All entries must have been produced between Sept. 1, 2022...

Online & Digital Media News – Meta begins news blocking process in Canada

Meta has confirmed it has begun the process of ending news availability in Canada on Facebook and Instagram, ahead of the implementation of the...

Meta confirms end of news availability in Canada

Meta has confirmed it has begun the process of ending news availability in Canada on Facebook and Instagram, ahead of the implementation of the...

Relaxing paywall access boosts subscriber counts longterm, says new study

A new study finds temporarily relaxing or suspending paywall access on news sites eventually leads to an increase in subscribers. Published in the journal...

Online & Digital Media News – Acadia Broadcasting shutters Maritime biz publication ‘Huddle’

Acadia Broadcasting has shuttered its Maritime business publication Huddle, which it acquired in 2019. In a company announcement, Acadia President Chris Pearson cited an...

Online & Digital Media News – ‘Regulatory and financial uncertainty’ leads to breakdown in Nordstar-Postmedia merger talks

Nordstar Capital, owner of Torstar (the Toronto Star and Metroland Media Group), and Postmedia Network have terminated discussions regarding a potential merger. The companies...

Google joins Meta in announcing plan to block news in Canada

Google has joined Meta in announcing that it will remove links to Canadian news stories from its search engine results in response to the...

Online & Digital Media News – Postmedia in merger talks with Nordstar Capital

Postmedia is in talks with the owners of the Toronto Star, discussing a potential merger. Nordstar Capital, owner of Metroland Media Group and the...

Online & Digital Media News – Three in 10 Canadians actively avoiding news

Media Technology Monitor’s (MTM) latest report indicates three in 10 online Canadians are actively avoiding news content. The report, gauging Canadian perspectives towards news...

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