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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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Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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