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Summer is an ideal time to sign up for specialized training programs to help further your career. Newspapers Canada has partnered with Local Media Association (LMA) to offer our members innovative sales training certification courses at a special discounted rate. The LMA online training program provides media salespeople with the skills and tools they need to progress from transaction-focused selling to true consultative selling. Read more »
As of June 2015 there are 1,083 community newspapers in Canada and more than 1,180 editions. Community newspapers publish almost 21 million copies each week and the majority of circulation is free (controlled) accounting for more than 20 million copies weekly. Total circulation is 2% higher than last year with the growth coming from controlled circulation papers. Read more »
Vicki Hall is joining Postmedia as a national amateur sports writer for the news media chain. Hall has served as a sports writer with the Calgary Herald since September 2008. She was previously a news and sports writer at the Edmonton Journal for over a decade. Read more »
Statistics Canada has released Q1 2015 retail sales figures, reporting $108.6 billion in the first quarter, up 1.9% from the first quarter of 2014. Higher sales were reported in 9 of the 10 major commodity groups. Read more »
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) have initiated a Charter challenge against key sections of Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. The legislation presents disturbing implications for free speech, privacy, the powers of government, including CSIS, and the protection of civil liberties in Canada. Read more »
Huffington Post Canada business and economics national reporter Sunny Freeman is moving into a new role at the Toronto Star. Freeman will join the Star’s news team as a business journalist. Read more »
National Post launched a new summer marketing campaign in the Greater Toronto Area on July 21. The six-week “Get to Know Us” campaign includes pop-up retail kiosks throughout the city, online contests and a National Post branded food truck that will distribute complimentary coffee and snacks along with copies of the paper. Read more »
Metro Calgary reporter Morgan Modjeski is leaving his post at the commuter paper to join the Saskatoon Star Phoenix as a staff reporter. Read more »
Glacier Media has announced it will be closing the Richmond Review in Richmond, B.C. Glacier purchased the 83-year-old community paper from Black Press in January 2015. Read more »
Canadian newspapers have until Friday, August 28 to submit their outstanding examples of digital media for the 20th annual EPPY Awards. Hosted by Editor and Publisher, the international awards program honours the best media-affiliated websites across 31 categories. There are two divisions for each category: 
1 million and over unique monthly visitors
and Under 1 million unique monthly visitors. Read more »