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Online & Digital Media News – Independent publishers oppose media bailouts

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute has organized opposition to media bailouts with independent publishers Holly Doan of Blacklock’s Reporter, Sam Cooper of The Bureau, Rudyard Griffiths of The Hub, Tara Henley of Lean Out, Candice Malcolm of True North, Derek Fildebrandt of The Western Standard, Claire Lehman of Quillette, Substack commentator Paul Wells, and columnist Andrew Coyne, among those signing a pledge denouncing federal newsroom subsidies. The group is encouraging other digital news outlets to sign the “Ottawa Declaration on Canadian Journalism” and reject payroll subsidies asserting they “damage the independence of the press, stifle much needed innovation and private investment and fail to rebuild readers, listeners and viewers’ trust in our industry.”


The Atlantic has announced a strategic content and product partnership with OpenAI, positioning the publication as a premium news source within the platform. The Atlantic’s articles will be discoverable within OpenAI’s products, including ChatGPT, and as a partner, the outlet will help shape how news is surfaced and presented in future real-time discovery products. Searches that surface The Atlantic will include attribution and a link to read the full article on As part of the agreement, The Atlantic and OpenAI are also collaborating on product and tech to shape and improve future news experiences in ChatGPT and other OpenAI products. The Atlantic is currently developing an experimental microsite, Atlantic Labs, to figure out how AI can help in the development of new products and features to better serve its journalism and readers.

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