Future of News Summit

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Moderator Trina McQueen, CMRC Chair Donna Logan, and panellists

Phil Lind, David Asper, and John Cruickshank. (CMRC)


The CMRC hosted the first-ever Invitational Summit of media leaders in Canada, which took place in Toronto, Thursday, May 29, 2008.  The one-day event focused on The Future of News and brought together the best minds in industry and media studies to consider some of the challenges posed by today’s media landscape. The event was sponsored by Rogers Communications Inc.

The Importance of Valuable Content

New revenue models, emerging technologies and alternative news gathering approaches were discussed, but, above all, the summit’s speakers and delegates repeatedly championed one concept to be the most important in ensuring a strong and profitable Canadian news industry: quality. It is tremendously important for news organizations to provide valuable, quality content to its readers.


To learn more about the CMRC's Future of News research, please see the links below.

Future of News Forum: Vancouver

This is the first in a cross-country series of the forums that will bring together journalists and the public to discuss matters that are critical to the future well-being of the Canadian news industry.

Increasingly Sophisticated Audiences Adapting to Digital Platforms

While there are signs of declining interest and increasing cynicism among audiences, more Canadians appear to be consuming news via digital platforms, two new CMRC studies reveal. And it appears that a preference for quality content may be compelling them to go online.

The Credibility Gap: Canadians and their news media

While there are signs of declining interest and increasing cynicism among audiences, more Canadians appear to be consuming news via digital platforms, our new study reveals. And it appears that they may be going online because of a preference for quality content.    

Online Canadians and News

We are please to present our new study, which looks at daily media use and news consumption. The study consisted of 1,000 interviews, and its key objective was to understand the interplay of the internet and traditional media among those who have access to both.

A Rough Patch But Not But Not the End

The Toronto Star's public editor presents her thoughts on the future of newspapers following the CMRC’s Future of News Summit on May 29, 2008. Although she recognizes that the newspaper industry is in decline, she feels optimistic about its future, provided “a massive culture change within news organizations” takes place.

Future of News: A personal approach

In light of the battering suffered by most news media in recent years, the job of the media analyst would seem to be simple. Could anyone be anything but pessimistic? And the answer to that is yes, a strong case can be made for optimism about the future of journalism if the future includes the internet.

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The Credibility Gap

Canadians and their news media

Online Canadians and the News

Media use and news consumption