For the members of the Ethnic Press and Media of Canada.The 2020-2021 round of Local Journalism Initiative
The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, is announcing the 2020-2021 round of Local Journalism Initiative
For the members of the Ethnic Press and Media of Canada.
The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is accepting effective immediately new applications for hiring journalists from the Ethnic Press and Media of Canada, under the Local Journalism initiative of the Government of Canada
The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Heritage and the Government of Canada continue the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI), providing funding to recipients in order to hire an unemployed reporter in order to create a Canadian content by covering civic, provincial and federal issues of importance to Canadians in their mother tong.
This is the second round of the initiative and the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is seeking applications for the projects, including freelance and contract positions from Quebec French and the English Media from the rest of Canada. This project should be completed by March 31, 2021.
Print and digital media are eligible to apply for funding to National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada.
This program created and funded by the Government of Canada in order to support the creation of original civic journalism relevant to the diverse communities for citizens living in remote and news desert areas of news poverty across Canada.
The Local Journalism Initiative will provide funding for host newsroom to hire reporters in order to create accurate and reliable civic journalism in underserved communities. The Local Journalism Initiative coverage will help ensure the vitality of our democracy by better informing the citizens of the multicultural communities of Canada, engage the communities and foster civic debates, connecting Canadians with their local, provincial and federal governments as well as other civic institutions.
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