Vibrant democracy depends on informed citizenry, but journalism needs a ‘profound’ re-examination to survive, say media experts

There’s no one silver bullet to saving newspapers in Canada. But in the end people will have to be willing to pay for reliable news.

Scrum life: Journalist Manon Cornellier, pictured in a scrum with Industry Minister Christian Paradis. ‘If the crisis gripping newspapers worsens, it will affect all media and therefore the news system that nourishes democratic life,’ writes media expert Florian Sauvageau in the new book, How Canadians Communicate IV: Media and Politics. Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times

By Laura Ryckewaert

PUBLISHED : Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 5:20 PM

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