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Newspapers matter now more than ever

Monday marked the start of the 79th annual National Newspaper Week, an opportunity to recognize the critical role that newspapers play in an active and healthy democracy.
To celebrate, News Media Canada is rallying Canadians to come together to show their support for newspaper journalism.
“The need for reliable, fact-based news reporting is critical, now more than ever,” News Media Canada chairman Bob Cox said. “Studies show that 8 in 10 Canadians read a newspaper each and every week.”
“This National Newspaper Week, we invite those readers to become advocates for the Canadian newspaper industry, and to vocalize their support for the important work being done by newspapers from coast to coast.”
“Let’s send a message to Canadian businesses, advertisers, to all levels of government, and to newspaper journalists that newspapers matter.”
Canadians are encouraged to:
• Pick up a copy of their local newspaper or subscribe this week.
• Visit local businesses who advertise in a Canadian newspaper.
• Show their support for the Canadian newspaper industry on social media by posting a photo of themselves with their favourite newspaper and sharing why their newspaper matters to them, using #NewspapersMatter.
“Newspapers can’t thrive without our support, as readers, as business owners, and as citizens,” Cox said. “During National Newspaper Week and every week, we need to stand up for the importance of credible, reliable journalism.”
National Newspaper Week takes place from Oct. 6-12.
News Media Canada is the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada and represents hundreds of trusted titles in every province and territory.

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