12 Days of the RRJ: Day 9 – Local News Package
The way people consume news has evolved over the past decade. The Ryerson Review of Journalism investigates the local news landscape in a special five-part investigation.
Matt Galloway is the new host of CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning after Andy Barrie helped take the show to number one in the ratings during his 15-year stay. Television stations, such as Toronto’s Citytv and London’s A, attempt to deliver strong local newscasts during trying times. Swerve, a weekly insert in the Calgary Herald, puts a modern twist on some old ideas and OpenFile, an online local journalism site, tries to take local news to their readers’ browsers by asking for their help in the editorial process.
Iain Alec Bain, multimedia editor of the Review, spoke to editor Liam Casey and senior editor Wendy Gillis about these stories.