An investigative reporter in Canada launches his own ad-free, subscription site

Tim Bousquet is a decorated investigative reporter, most recently known for effectively bringing down then Halifax mayor Peter Kelly with an 11-month investigation. Bousquet just launched The Halifax Examiner, which he describes as an “independent, adversarial news site.” Bousquet is aligning himself with a trend of Canadian media outlets greatly outpacing other countries in the move toward paywalls.

+ Noted: UK national newspaper ad revenue predicted to fall below £1 billion for first time this year (The Drum); Al Jazeera is shutting down its offices in Egypt and firing its staff (BuzzFeed); China forbids reporters from publishing critical reports without the approval of their employer (Reuters); Why study journalism in China?(Los Angeles Review of Books)