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Canadian Association of Journalists: Job cuts impact quality journalism

A news release that claims job cuts by Canadian media owners could lead to ‘our news becoming nothing more than rewritten press releases’.

“The decisions taken this fall will lead to more centralization of news in Canada, fewer opportunities for Canadians to learn from different voices and will threaten the very existence of quality local and investigative reporting,” says Canadian Association of Journalists president Mary Agnes Welch.

The CAJ fears “journalism in Canada is reaching a tipping point where the decline in the quality of news content will lead to an industry death spiral of less content, smaller audiences, and yet more cuts”.