Local Journalism Funding in Federal Budget 2024


On March 1, 2024, Canadian Heritage announced a $58.8 million investment to extend the Local Journalism Initiative for the next three years (2024-27). Learn more about this announcement: Support for independent local journalism because you deserve to know.

The Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) supports the creation of original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada.

Funding is available to eligible Canadian media organizations to hire journalists or pay freelance journalists to produce civic journalism for underserved communities.


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