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News on News February 2, 2012

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012

Innovative Advertising Blog: Lighthouse Publishing hosts holiday shopping event

Each month, Newspapers Canada spotlights newspaper innovation by inviting newspaper representatives from across the country to contribute to our Innovative Advertising Blog. In this edition, Lynn Hennigar, publisher of Lighthouse Publishing in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, shares how the publication helped launch a successful holiday season for local businesses within the community. Read more »

Last chance to enter the Goff Penny Awards for Young Journalists

Journalists between the ages of 20-25 have just two days left to submit their work for the 2011 Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Canadian Journalists. The annual awards program provides two $1,500 cash prizes to young staffers, interns and freelancers writing for CNA-member daily newspapers (English or French) in two circulation categories, fewer than 25,000 and 25,000 and over. All entries must be postmarked or courier dated before 11:59 PM on Friday, February 3 to be eligible for this year’s competition. Read more »

New daily newspaper revenue report now available to members

Newspapers Canada reports quarterly on daily newspaper revenues in three categories: print, online and circulation. The 2011 Q3 revenue report shows that online advertising revenues continue to rise, although not as dramatically as in previous quarters. All revenue reports are available in the Members Area of the Newspapers Canada website. Read more »

Upcoming editorial webinars cover local politics, obituary writing

What does it take to get the scoop from City Hall? Jeff Lee from the Vancouver Sun will share his tips on building contacts, digging for stories and cutting through red tape to access information in our Covering Local Politics webinar on February 7. Then on March 27, The Globe and Mail’s feature writer Sandra Martin will host The Art of the Obituary, offering her advice on tackling this sensitive subject area while sharing some compelling examples of obituary writing. Read more »

Show off your creativity at the 2012 Great Idea Awards

Newspapers can now enter their best promotional campaigns, marketing initiatives, special sections and more in the 2012 Great Idea Awards. This annual awards program recognizes the very best in newspaper advertising and promotion among our community and daily newspaper members. Don’t miss your opportunity to show off your innovative campaigns to a national industry audience. The submission deadline is February 17, 2012. Read more »

CNA/CCNA members receive discounted fee at WAN-IFRA Printing Summit

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is offering Newspapers Canada members a special discount on its upcoming Printing Summit in Berlin, Germany. CNA and CCNA members can attend the conference, which takes place March 21-22, at the WAN member fee, priced at an early bird rate of 1.050 EUR + VAT before February 10. The two-day conference program will cover a variety of topics highlighting the power of print including innovations in newspaper printing, printed advertising and green production. Read more »

CAJ Awards deadline extended

The Canadian Association of Journalists reminds journalists that only a week remains to submit entries for the 2011 CAJ Awards program, featuring Canada's top investigative journalism award, the Don McGillivray Award. The final entry deadline is Wednesday, February 8. Read more »

Entries now open for 2011 Michener Award, 2012 Michener Deacon Fellowships

Daily and community newspapers and their staff members are invited to submit entries for the 2011 Michener Awards recognizing excellence in Canadian public service journalism. Entries are judged particularly for their professionalism, their impact on the public and the degree of arms-length public benefit that is generated. Read more »


The Globe and Mail has introduced a new editorial leadership team for its features content in print and online. Kevin Siu has been appointed executive editor, Features and will oversee the Style, Travel, Real Estate and Arts sections. Weekend editor Gabe Gonda has been named the paper’s new Arts editor. Carol Toller, who came to the paper in 2003 from the Vancouver Sun, will become the new weekend editor. Finally, Julie Traves will expand her role as deputy Arts editor, with a new focus on digital-only content for Arts online, including video and community initiatives. Read more »

After almost nine years as president and CEO of the Newspaper National Network (NNN) LP, Jason E. Klein is leaving the organization. NNN is a private partnership owned by 25 of the largest U.S. newspaper companies and operates as the designated sales and marketing arm of the U.S. newspaper industry. According to an email circulated by Klein, he plans to move on to a new leadership role in the broader media/technology/information world. His final day with NNN was Friday, January 27. Read more »

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February 3 - Goff Penny Awards: Entry deadline
February 10 - AWNA Newspaper Symposium
February 17 - Great Idea Awards: Entry deadline
February 17 - CJF Forum: Digital First, Print Last with John Paton
February 21 - Newspapers Canada webinar: Paywall Success Stories
March 6 - Newspapers Canada webinar: Online Sales
March 8 - Press freedom in Canada conference
March 27 - Newspapers Canada webinar: Art of Profiles/Obituaries
April 26 - INK+BEYOND Conference and Trade Show