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News on News January 11, 2012

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JANUARY 11, 2012

TC Media launches new community newspaper in Quebec

TC Media, a division of TC Transcontinental, has launched a new weekly publication, the Valleyfield The free community paper will be distributed to over 39,000 households in Quebec's Montérégie region and will be complimented by a website, Julie Voyer, who is currently the publisher at the Châteauguay, will become the publisher of the new venture. Read more »

New trade campaign launches

Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new industry trade campaign. The boards of directors for both the daily and community newspaper associations endorsed supporting our industry by highlighting the strength of our readership to media planners, buyers and advertisers. The campaign began this week and will be featured in Marketing, Strategy, Media in Canada and Infopresse in their print and e-newsletter editions over the first quarter of 2012. The campaign will be made available in the next few weeks to our members for use in their papers and on their sites. Read more »

Final deadline for Canadian Community Newspaper Awards one week away

Community newspapers have until Wednesday, January 18 to submit editorial content, photography and multimedia initiatives for the 2012 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. Participants must register for the awards online and print out all required forms to include with submission packages. Newspaper tearsheets and all supporting documents must be submitted in hard-copy to the Newspapers Canada office and postmarked on or before January 18 to be eligible for this year’s competition. Read more »

The Press and The Courts celebrates 30 years

The latest issue of The Press and The Courts celebrates 30 years of publication. For this special anniversary edition, we decided to seek sage advice about those decades from the publication’s founding editor Bryan Cantley, and original legal advisor Stuart Robertson. Their short retrospectives can be found under the Comment section. Read more »

CJF forum: Fear and Loathing at City Hall

On Thursday, January 19, columnists from The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Toronto Sun will come together in Toronto for a forum hosted by the Canadian Journalism Foundation. The panel will discuss the various challenges and obstacles faced by reporters covering the city hall beat. Read more »

Great Idea Awards open January 19

Did your newspaper hold a fundraiser to engage your readership? Create a captivating campaign for a client? Generate new advertising revenue with a special section? All of these ideas and many more are eligible for the 2012 Great Idea Awards. This annual awards program recognizes outstanding examples of newspaper advertising and marketing initiatives among our Canadian Community Newspapers Association and Canadian Newspaper Association members. Read more »

Advertising expert David Fowler shares his strategies at upcoming webinar

Advertising reps and designers won’t want to miss our next webinar, Beyond Ad Designs with renowned industry expert David Fowler. Join us on Tuesday, January 24 to learn how you can improve ad effectiveness and bring in more revenue at your newspaper. Fowler has worked with newspapers, media companies, ad agencies, and businesses from across the globe and is the author of the best-selling book, Newspaper Ads That Make Sales Jump! Read more »

Call for entries: CAJ awards

The Canadian Association of Journalists has released information packages for its annual awards, which include the Don McGillivary Award for investigative journalism and the CAJ / CNW Group Student Award of Excellence. The awards program is open to Canadian newspapers, both daily and community, as well as magazines, newswire services, and radio and television broadcasters. Read more »


Postmedia Network has made three new appointments to its executive team. Simon Jennings will become the new chief revenue and digital officer, Wayne Parrish has been promoted to chief operating officer and Jeffrey Haar joins the company as executive vice-president, legal and general counsel. Read more »

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January 12 - Canadian Community Newspaper Awards: Early-bird entry deadline
January 18 - Canadian Community Newspaper Awards: Final entry deadline
January 19 - Media Credit Services seminar - Mississauga
January 19 - CJF forum: Fear and Loathing at City Hall
January 24 - Newspapers Canada webinar: Beyond Ad Designs: Forum
January 26 - Media Credit Services seminar - Toronto
January 27 - Goff Penny Awards: Entry deadline
January 27 - Family Literacy Day
January 31 - CAJ Awards: Entry Deadline
February 7 - Newspapers Canada webinar: Covering Local Politics
February 16 - INMA Innovative Advertising Seminar
February 21 - Newspapers Canada webinar: Paywall Success Stories