GUNTER: If you think journalism’s bad now, just wait until the feds fund it

Among the worst aspects of last week’s federal budget (beyond its 358 references to “gender” and its failure to mention pipelines except in one tiny footnote) was the Liberals’ commitment to spend $50 million over five years to “support local journalism.”

Newspapers may be struggling, at the moment. Our credibility with the public may be at risk and we don’t always have the resources we once did to dig deeper into stories.