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Statscan struggles with new media data collection; more funding needed

News | 01/24/2001 5:00 am EST

Statistics Canada is anxious to start compiling timely and comprehensive data on the country’s new media sector, but first it needs more money for annual surveys and a consensus from government and industry on what exactly constitutes "new media". The agency expects to hear by early March on a funding proposal that would see about seven biennial cultural surveys returned to annual surveys, and data collection initiated on 10 new areas, including new media.

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