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Inside Metroland’s sales program to help local businesses

The Torstar operation is expanding a popular program that allows people to buy pre-emptive vouchers through their local papers.

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Torstar eliminates 85 positions

The cuts come a week after CEO John Boynton implored brands to stop blacklisting pages with COVID-19-related content.

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Do brands have an obligation to support news media?

Torstar CEO John Boynton has put out a call to advertisers to prioritize news media. But is it the right choice at this time?

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The Globe gets creative with its stripped-down sports section

Using stats and a little creativity, The Globe is covering the finest Canadian baseball that never happened.

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As media layoffs continue, Canadian government appoints new board

News Media Canada’s CEO says the Federal Government’s new advisory board is long overdue, but it’s not enough for struggling media companies.

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‘This is not what we want to do’: SaltWire temporarily lays off 40% of staff

The Atlantic Canadian media company has had to take harsh measures to ensure the long-term survival of its business.

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COVID-19: The local media impact

Small and mid-sized businesses — which have traditionally been big boosters for local titles — are looking at alternatives to paid media. And small publications are feeling the pinch.

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Inside Tourism Newfoundland’s big newspaper buy

Digital and social media added support during the four-month lead up to prime travel season.

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Broadcast revenue grows for TVA

However, magazines continue to trend down for the Montreal media giant.

Toronto Star

Revenue down 14% at Torstar

While digital advertising revenue in the dailies segment rose slightly, digital advertising overall was down 7%.

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‘Fashion’ looks to a more inclusive future

No longer a ‘women’s magazine’ the 43-year-old brand is moving with the culture, says its EIC and is a magazine for all.

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Revenue continues to decline at Yellow Pages

Print and digital earnings continue to drop, although a reduced headcount has given YP a slightly higher margin.

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ICYMI: Arkells want you to read more local news, Google expands in Canada

Plus, Facebook shuts down mobile Audience Network and TCL pulls the plug on BlackBerry.

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ICYMI: Who’s sponsoring the big game?

Plus, Canadian Society of Magazine Editors folds after 30 years and CTV greenlights new comedy from the writer of Modern Family.

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ICYMI: CBC switches up The National, Uber hires new global head of media

Plus, Sportsnet ratings increase at midseason and Now Magazine ups editorial staff following Media Central acquisition.