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The Tyee – Canada, Leading the World into Paywalls

 The Tyee – Canada, Leading the World into Paywalls.

Why is Canada opting for the paywall? For the same reasons, it seems, that shape so many of its economy:

Picard said two factors are responsible for Canada’s leadership on paywalls: the commercial nature of Canadian journalism, and the high concentration of media ownership.”

Replace “journalism” and “media” with your preferred industry and the statement, if true here, will probably be true there. There is a virtue to an aggressive, flat market filled with interesting competition.

 

The Tyee – Andrew Nikiforuk: The Big Shift

The Tyee – Andrew Nikiforuk: The Big Shift

Journalism in Canada seems less aggressive than in the US, let alone the UK. But the Internet offers opportunity, and The Tyee is not asleep. The series on climate change, and how to negotiate it, is worth reading.