Do you know a community that might like a new newspaper?

Fillmore, Nick
http://nickfillmore.blogspot.ca/2017/08/do-you-know-community-that-might-like.html

Publisher:  A Different Point of View
Date Written:  08/08/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21213

At least 171 media organizations in 138 communities closed between 2008 and this January [2017]. However, Canadian communities still should be able to have reliable newspapers. They need to explore creating community-controlled not-for-profit papers.

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Canadian communities still should be able to have reliable newspapers. They need to explore creating community-controlled not-for-profit papers.
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Non-profit newspapers have financial advantages over for-profit papers. A commercial paper is expected to churn out at least 15 per cent profits or investors will take their money elsewhere. Business executives at corporations command salaries into the hundreds-of-thousands of dollars. The manager of a non-profit might earn $90,000. Ad sales staff at daily papers earn a large salary; not so at a non-profit. A for-profit paper pays taxes. A non-profit pays few taxes and can engage in fundraising activities.
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Locally owned non-profit papers command the loyalty of people because they embrace and reflect all aspects of a community.