The federal government has annouced nearly $600 million to help bailout Canada's beleaguered print media. While publishers welcome the help, others fear it could have an effect on newspapers cover the Trudeau government.
On the where level where smalltown papers operate - like the Nanton News, Vermillion Standard, Tofield Mercury, or Stony Plain Reporter - it's a different set of priorities.
Melanee Thomas is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary and she joined Russell to listen to his chat with Macleod Gazette publisher, Frank McTighe, and discuss the role and future of local press.
[This is an extended version of the on-air interview]