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More Hill news bureaus shut down, experts say it's time to rethink media coverage

Instant news not the smartest, coverage becomes too generic, say national media experts.

The Montreal Gazette, one of Canada's oldest newspapers that had a presence on the Hill dating as far back as 1873, closed its Ottawa bureau earlier this month, joining at least a dozen other bureau closures over the last 20 years. Some experts say this and other media outlets' recent business decisions to lay off reporters is causing a "civic crisis" and creating a less informed public.

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More Hill news bureaus shut down, experts say it's time to rethink media coverage

Instant news not the smartest, coverage becomes too generic, say national media experts.

The Montreal Gazette, one of Canada's oldest newspapers that had a presence on the Hill dating as far back as 1873, closed its Ottawa bureau earlier this month, joining at least a dozen other bureau closures over the last 20 years. Some experts say this and other media outlets' recent business decisions to lay off reporters is causing a "civic crisis" and creating a less informed public.

  

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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