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COVID-19's impact on media in Canada

COVID-19's impact on media in Canada

Written by
Devin Ashton-Beaucage
on
April 4th, 2020

While the information they provide us in this time of crisis is essential, our media are not insensitive to the economic impact of COVID-19.

The following is an assessment of the impact that COVID-19 has had on Canadian media.

COVID-19's impact on media in Canada
Number of layoffs in the Canadian news media sector as calculated by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis:
2071


NB ∙ Considering that several sources have rounded off their data and that only the information we found is counted, the above figure probably does not correspond to the exact number of layoffs in the Canadian media environment and should be used as a benchmark instead. Since it is likely that news about local publications indirectly affected by the pandemic did not reach us, we believe that the actual number of layoffs is likely higher.


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