The feds’ aid package won’t save our small businesses. We need more than a 10% wage subsidy to prevent mass layoffs

19 Mar

On Monday night, as business across the country ground to a halt, a group of dozens of women small business owners in communities across Canada gathered for a conference call to support one another. We took turns describing the threat COVID-19 posed to the businesses we’ve poured our savings and lives into and placed our […]

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There’s new funding to support coronvirus coverage in Canada for freelancers and local newsrooms

18 Mar

This week, the Facebook Journalism project announced that they are offering a total of $1 million in grants to support freelancers and local news organizations in the U.S. and Canada covering the coronavirus.  The program will prioritize supporting small, independent news outlets and freelancers that serve under-served and vulnerable communities. Grants of up to $5,000 […]

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We’re hiring two reporters to cover Indigenous news in the Okanagan

14 Feb

Are you a reporter who wants to spend time listening, working on stories outside of the daily news grind and amplifying Indigenous voices in the Okanagan? Hi, we want to work with you.  The Discourse is partnering with APTN, supported by funding from the Local News Journalism Initiative, to start a new digital news outlet […]

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APTN and The Discourse join forces to launch local Indigenous news outlets — starting in the Okanagan

31 Jan

When it comes to First Nation, Inuit and Métis Peoples and news media, there is a long history in this country of a lack of representation, perpetuation of stereotypes and journalists causing harm. In many places in Canada, the media doesn’t serve the local population as it should. “Indigenous Peoples are not well served by […]

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