A remarkably broad variety of community journalism models are emerging, harking back to a recurring theme that these are vulnerable to faltering, and even failure. In the United States, the so-called hyper-local news projects, established and operated by The Washington Post,The New York Times, and the Gannett chain, have all been shut down. Broadband continues to be limited in the regions, as indicated by a freshly issued CRTC map produced in conjunction with a new hearing on basic telecommunications services. It is essential to reinforce the notion that accessible and adequate broadband service in rural communities is an important, if not essential, instrument of development of our official language minority communities. We must also not ignore the demographics. Many older citizens most accustomed to print, radio, and television are shut out of democratic discourse carried out online. The decline of print largely—
On April 12th, 2016. See this statement in context.