VANCOUVER, Nov. 30, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) released the following statement today regarding the TorStar, Postmedia deal:
It is deeply troubling to see TorStar and Postmedia finalize a deal that will result in the closure of several newspapers and the loss of nearly 300 journalism jobs in Canada.
Any deal that sees the closure and reduction of competition within the media industry is concerning. We are hopeful the Competition Bureau will consider all components of this deal, which limits competition in a number of markets and does not serve the public interest.
"There is great importance of having local media continue to provide to the communities they serve. Local media is the fabric tying together an informed and active democratic community." stated Cole Burston, President of NPAC.
SOURCE News Photographers Association of Canada
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