This week, over 100 newspapers, the bulk of them owned by large media companies Torstar and Postmedia, made their own news with a campaign that featured intentionally blank pages to raise awareness about Canada’s disappearing newspapers. Or that is what they are saying, anyway.
Global News positioned the stunt as a glimpse into our newsless future, writing, “Canadians got a taste of what the world would look like without a robust journalism industry Thursday morning, as multiple newspapers published blank front pages.”
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