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Local Journalism Initiative




The Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) supports the creation of original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for funding, an applicant must be:

  • a press agency;
  • a private news organization; or
  • a non-profit news organization.

Note: Private non-community broadcasters and the CBC/Radio-Canada are not eligible.

Organizations must also operate in the following fields:

  • written press
  • community radio
  • community television
  • online news services

Eligible Expenses

Funding is available to eligible Canadian media organizations to hire journalists or pay freelance journalists to produce civic journalism for underserved communities.

Deadline Date

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