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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.

  The financial crisis gripping Canada’s traditional media, especially newspapers, “has put fear into the hearts of people who hold that a vibrant democracy depends on an informed citizenry and that the news function played by the media is therefore vital,” says former Quebec journalist and media expert Florian Sauvageau, in a new book, along with other leading experts.  But there is no one silver bullet to saving journalism and newspapers, the main producers of news, said Prof.

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