News media assistance plan

Canada
Quand
2020
Qui
Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC) du Québec [Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications]
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MCC's media assistance plan was introduced in 2017 and enhanced in 2019 to support the print news media sector, which is experiencing an unprecedented crisis, due in particular to the loss of revenue to foreign digital platforms. The plan proposes various measures to ensure the availability of diversified regional news. Those measures are as follows:
1. Support for RecycleMedias to offset the monetary contribution of newspapers for selective collection
2. Programme d'aide a l'adaptation numerique des entreprises de la presse d'information ecrite (PAANEPIE [Print news media digitization assistance program])
3. Enhancement of the community media assistance program to strengthen local and regional news and introduce a one-time assistance measure

In addition to these measures, two tax credits were introduced by the Government of Quebec to encourage digital innovation in the business models of print news media companies and to support the salaries of newsroom employees. However, those tax credits are the responsibility of Revenu Quebec.

Quels sont les résultats atteints jusqu’à présent grâce à la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure ?: 

The operating assistance program has been supporting community media since 1973. In 2019-2020, 154 community media outlets received operating support. In addition, 24 community media outlets received one-time project assistance.

Since the digitization assistance program was introduced in 2017, 38 projects have been supported, including 17 in 2019-2020.

Ressources financières allouées à la politique/mesure en dollars américains: 

In 2019-2020, more than USD 9.2 million (CAD12.7 million) was disbursed through media assistance programs under the responsibility of MCC.

Partenaires engagés dans la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure : 
La mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure a-t-elle été évaluée ?: 
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