THE IMPACT IT HAS IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT
THE CLEMENT AND GREWAL SCANDALS SURELY SHOW THAT CANADA NEEDS BETTER SCREENING OF ITS MPS WHAT WORD COULD REPLACE SOCIALISM? HOW ABOUT SOCIALISM? CREATIVE SOLUTION NEEDED TO SPARK NORTH KOREAN TALKS
how our work is funded.
Increasingly, journalists must help our readers understand that trusted quality journalism is not free. That’s why you will now see journalists from the Star and other news organizations taking to social media to explain why they believe it matters and even ask you to subscribe to help fund similar journalism. News organizations now encourage their employees — including journalists — to do what they can to encourage needed subscriptions. Articles on the Star’s website now end with a message asking readers to support the Star’s journalism with a subscription to Star Digital Access.
Star Editor Irene Gentle well understands it has become vital that journalists explain their work and why it matters: “With questions about trust, and the industry move toward subscriptions, we need to talk about that. The care, time and cost of good journalism, the dedication of reporters to getting it right, and the impact it has is worth talking about. How can people know all that if we don’t show them?”
Reporting that matters to citizens and democracy costs money and the advertising budgets that long funded reporting across Canada has been decimated by digital disruption. More than 75 per cent of ad dollars go to Facebook and Google.