$2.7 million to help the local press on the web

2.7 M$ to help the local press on the web

An investment of more than 2.7 M$ will enable 54 print media outlets, including Métro, to continue their digital shift. It’s Mrs Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications, who made the announcement on Tuesday morning.

The sums granted will give the media great latitude in their choice of projects. The redesign of a Web platform, the implementation of a mobile application, the integration of new journalistic practices, such as videos and podcasts, are all initiatives that could be carried out.

By supporting our media and our journalists, we wish to contribute to the evolution of their business model in a sector weakened by the repercussions of the news technologies.

Nathalie Roy in a press release

The funds come from the assistance plan to support the written media of Quebec, which provides support of nearly $250 million over 5 years.

“It is essential to invest in these media so that the population continues to have varied and verified sources of information,” said the Minister of Culture and Communications. 

Here are the companies organizations that will benefit from the second call for projects under the Digital Adaptation Assistance Program for print media companies for the 2021-2022 fiscal year:

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Beneficiary Name Company Media Amount Number 
of media outlets
Administrative region
Journal le Soir $52,000 1 Bas-Saint-
Le Journal de Lévis, 
solidarity cooperative
Le Journal de Lévis and The 
Lotbinière people
$304,254 2 Chaudière-
Les Éditions Nordiques 2007
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Le CharlevoisienJournal 
Le Manic
 and North Shore
$203,000 4 North Shore
The Record The Record $30,582 1 Estrie
9369-0055 Quebec Inc. Courrier Laval $44,399  1 Laval
The slopes of Mont-Bruno
Journal Les Versants du 
Le Journal de
Le Journal de
 and Le Journal 
de Chambly
173 682 $  4 Montérégie
East Media Montreal East Media Montreal 26 065 $  1 Montreal
Le Devoir inc. Le Devoir $320,639   1 National< /td>
MédiaQMI inc. Journal de Québec and 
Journal de Montréal
$400,000  2 National
Mishmash Media Inc. News 400,000 $  1 National
9040-9681 Quebec inc.  The West Quebec Post
Bulletin de Gatineau
Pontiac Journaland 
Bulletin d’Aylmer
$30,770&nbsp ; 4 Outaouais
Trium Media Inc. Le Lac-St- JeanThe Star of 
Le Nouvelles Hebdo and 
Le Réveil
$400,000  4 Saguenay-
The Federation of Autonomous
Community Televisions of Quebec
Organization of 
group representing 
39 community 
televisions in Quebec
$45,998   National
10684210 Canada inc. Metro Newspaper and 27 weekly < br>neighborhood in Quebec
(7 media) and Montreal 
(20 media) Quebec (local Metro
newspapers ) : Beauport
 The Current,The Call,
The Other -Voix andQuebec Montréal (local newspapers):  ;Ahuntsic-
Hochelaga-MaisonneuveIDS VerdunLachine-
LaSalle< /em>, The Plateau
Montreal East-PAT
Montreal North,  West of
Outremont & Mont-
RosemontSaint-Laurent ,
Vaudreuil-Soulanges and 
$348,845 28 Montreal (20) 
and Quebec City (7)

Minister of Culture and Communications

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