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About the Local Journalism Initiative Program

In some parts of Canada, residents have significant gaps in civic journalism about community issues and civic institutions and events that affect them and their day-to-day lives. The Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) will provide funds for selected community newspapers to hire a qualified journalist to produce newsworthy articles while increasing coverage in civic matters and issues of public interest in underserved communities.

Along with 6 other administrative organizations, QCNA is administering the Local Journalism Initiative program that will offer resources to English-speaking communities in Quebec that are lacking access to quality news content.

While the Local Journalism Initiative is open to all community newspapers, QCNA is focusing on the structural challenges facing the production and delivery of community news in remote or non-serviced areas of Quebec.

The Local Journalism Initiative is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Guidelines to apply for LJI 2022-2023

Please read the guidelines before filling out the form.

Deadline for QCNA's LJI Program is Friday, April 15, 2022.

Host Organizations for the Local Journalism Initiative program (2021-2022):

Aylmer Bulletin, Community Newspaper in Gatineau, QC

Montreal Community Contact, Community Newspaper in Montreal, QC

Cult MTL, Community Newspaper in Montreal, QC

Northshore News, Community Newspaper in Laval, QC

Parc-Extension News, Community Newspaper in Laval, QC

The Laval News, Community Newspaper in Laval, QC

The Equity, Community Newspaper in Shawville, QC

Quebec Chronicles Telegraph, Community Newspaper in Quebec City, QC

The Gaspé Spec, Community Newspaper in New Carlisle, QC

The Record, Community Newspaper in Sherbrooke, QC

The Suburban, Community Newspaper in St-Laurent, QC

The Low Down to Hull and Back News, Community Newspaper in Wakefield, QC

Brome County News, Community Newspaper in the Eastern Townships, QC

Quebec Farmers Advocate, Community Newspaper located in Longueuil, QC

The 1019 Report, Community Newspaper serving Vaudreuil-Soulanges, QC

The Gleaner, Community Newspaper serving the Chateauguay Valley, QC

Ricochet Media, Digital News Outlet serving Greater Montreal and Val D’Or, QC

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