Saturday, September 26, 2009

Canadian newspapers 'alive and kicking': Survey

Canada is a nation of newspaper readers, according to the latest NADbank survey, which shows 77 per cent of Canadians read the news in some form — traditional paper or online.

Readership ranged from 75 per cent of people over the age of 18 in Toronto to 80 per cent in Ottawa reporting having read at least one newspaper in the past week.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Canadian newspaper business may be alive and kicking but one if it's major owners is struggling to survive because of it's gigantic debt load that it acquired buying media outlets around the world.

Canwest newspapers might be healthy but here at the Edmonton Journal we are being cut to the bone to the point where we are now depending upon spell checkers over proofreaders.

Morale is at an all time low. Staff cannot adequately cover events as they are happening.

In the middle of the flu season we are so short staffed that I wonder how the paper will be put out without sacrificing accuracy and quality.

Yeah, the newspaper business is healthy relatively speaking in Canada but Canwest is not.

How many more assets can be sold to satisfy debtors over a staggering $4 billion debt?