Eye on Brampton: “Ethnic Media are Community Institutions”

Prof. April Lindgren (picture at right) of Ryerson University has made a name for herself studying ethnic media in Canada for many years. Late last year, she completed a study focused on  Brampton, titled “Municipal Communication…

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Ethnic Media – a Missed Topic of the Metropolis Conference 2016

On Friday, Mar. 4, I attended the 18th National Metropolis Conference, hungry for new information and curious to find out whether my area of expertise – ethnic media – was covered. The forum subtitled “Getting…

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Ethnic Media Find Success Being ‘Anti-Mainstream’

News outlets that report on Canada’s ethnic communities and other niche media sources are standing out more than ever, while mainstream media companies are taking a hard hit. “Niche reporting has somewhat found a way…

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#CdnImm Journalists Find ‘PR Machine’ Hard to Grasp

It can be difficult for reporters to get information or comment from an organization for their reporting in general, but for immigrant journalists, language barriers and a lack of familiarity with public relations (PR) create…

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Conservatives received most election coverage in GTA ethnic newspapers

Toronto-area ethnic newspapers tended to cover the Conservatives more extensively than other political parties during the 2011 election, concludes a new study by Ryerson University journalism professor April Lindgren (also a member of New Canadian…

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Ryerson study makes case for more local content in ethnic media

Unknown to the larger Canadian public and media, a story that originated in Toronto this month had caught the interest of Koreans around the world. Spawned on a Facebook page, it was about a sexual…

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