These are the stories we’re watching this week. Here is your Weekly Wire:

  • Shattered Mirror, the Public Policy Forum’s long-awaited report on the Canadian news industry, was released last week—and the news isn’t good. The study found that there’s more clickbait and fake news than ever before, a majority of news organization’s ad revenue goes to Google and Facebook, and projected that, by 2020, only two newspapers will be sold per every 100 households. PPF President and CEO Edward Greenspon didn’t mince words, saying in a statement that the Canadian news industry is in the midst of an “existential crisis.” For a comprehensive takeaway, read Keith Capstick’s synopsis here.

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