The pandemic could be an “extinction event” for American newspapers and so their publishers want their own government bailout. Meanwhile Canadian papers want money from Google and Facebook, too.
Probably not any time soon
And Torstar estimates that it will get about $6 million
Which part of journalism, the companies or the journalists, does the government really want to support?
Former CBC exec Richard Stursberg tells Jesse all about it.
A new book by Richard Stursberg reveals that the plan to offer a labour tax credit for news media has its origins in a Rogers-commissioned report, a dinner with Paul Godfrey, and research funded by industry players
“Bailouts for all!” BOOOO. “Very well — no bailouts for anyone!” BOOOO. “Hmm…..tax credits for some…. official donation receipts for others!”
“I don’t want to be trusted by the government.”
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