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Press Release: Dufferin’s Spotlight Production launches Online Community News Program

Dufferin’s Spotlight Production launches Online Community News Program

For Immediate Release

Source: Dufferin Media

ORANGEVILLE, ON  May 25th, 2020 – Josh MacEwen, owner of Dufferin’s Spotlight Production, is launching a local news program. The online news program will feature news and special interest stories all focused on Dufferin County as well as how national or provincial issues affect our community. Dufferin News is another program under the Dufferin’s Spotlight production company that also offers Dufferin’s Spotlight podcasts focusing on local business. 

MacEwen has completed an online course with The Young Turks (TYT) who offered free training as part of a pilot project to help increase local news coverage. MacEwen applied for the course and was one of 15 selected from 3000 applicants. The goal of the course is to help train media enthusiasts increasing their video production skills to produce news stories. 

“I was completely shocked that I was chosen to participate in this training course. I have a passion for local news and am really motivated to get Dufferin News up and running. It will be another alternative for a credible news source in our community,” said MacEwen. The goal of TYT Academy is to train and empower individuals around the globe to report on their local communities by teaching them the basics of video journalism. We are very excited to see the program go into effect and our graduates starting to produce great local news content.” – said CEO & TYT Founder Cenk Uygur. Through this training, MacEwen is now able to create digital-first stories and promote local news coverage that is relevant to all generations of Dufferin County.

Dufferin News will broadcast stories on their YouTube channel making it easy to access for everyone. Current residents or anyone with an interest in Dufferin County issues will be able to view news stories for free, no registration required. Dufferin’s Spotlight is an independent company and community-focused organization. The video component of the news stories will enhance the ability to accurately portray current issues.

Dufferin News is scheduled to debut in June. You can find the news program on Community input is highly encouraged and welcomed as the focus is to report local news stories that affect our area. Dufferin News will be shaped by the people of Dufferin County. Contact Josh with any news tips at 


Dufferin’s Spotlight produces compelling content based on local issues that matter to our community. Their flagship show is Dufferin’s Spotlight on Business an audio podcast that hosts discussions with local business leaders. Dufferin’s Spotlight also has a show focused on seniors and senior issues to help share information with the goal of increasing the quality of life during our golden years. Dufferin’s Spotlight is about to launch an online local news program.

TYT Network is the largest online news and talk network for the connected generation. The award-winning TYT is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 200 million views a month. According to the most recent comScore ratings, TYT ranks #1 in News and Politics on all digital platforms among the millennial audience (18-24).


Christine Hann

Dufferin Media


Josh MacEwen

Dufferin’s Spotlight


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Related Links:

Dufferin Media – Dufferin’s Spotlight on Business

Strategic Alliance Formed Between Dufferin’s Spotlight and Dufferin Media

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