Media Blues

There was little good news in the Canadian media world in 2016.

In the last 12 months, advertising revenue continued to shrink — in particular for newspapers and magazines — putting intense pressure on already lean organizations to shed staff and restructure their newsrooms in an effort to balance the books.

In other news, the Canadian government started a study on the state of the industry, media outlets argued over how the government should or shouldn’t help them — all while throwing a few punches at the CBC — while a Canadian journalist got the world talking about fake news.

It was a bit of a bleak year — but here it is nonetheless: iPolitics’s year-end review of what happened in the Canadian media industry in 2016.


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