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Sentinel awarded Local Journalism Initiative funding for reporter

By Don Fennell

Published 2:24 PST, Wed January 22, 2020

Last Updated: 10:20 PST, Wed February 26, 2020

The Richmond Sentinel is honoured to be one of the 95 newsrooms across Canada to receive funding to hire a reporter through the federally-founded Local Journalism Initiative administered by News Media Canada.

We’re pleased to announce that Hannah Scott’s byline will appear regularly in the coming months on the Sentinel’s pages and media platforms.

Scott brings great enthusiasm, determination and skill to the post. She previously freelanced for the Sentinel for almost two years, and recently received her Master’s in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College, London after completing an Honours English degree at UBC.

Launched in the fall of 2019, the initiative provides funding for host newsrooms to hire reporters, supporting accurate and reliable civic journalism. Local Journalism Initiative coverage will help ensure the vitality of democracy, better inform citizens, engage community and foster civic debate.

Created and funded by the Government of Canada, the Local Journalism Initiative is a five-year program that supports the creation of original civic journalism.

News Media Canada is the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada and represents hundreds of trusted titles in every province and territory. It is an advocate in public policy for daily and community media outlets and contributes to the ongoing evolution of the news media industry by raising awareness and promoting the benefits of news media across all platforms.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada

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