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News on News March 14, 2012

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MARCH 14, 2012

The Globe and Mail leads finalists for National Newspaper Awards

Twenty-five news organizations are among the list of finalists for the 63rd annual National Newspaper Awards competition. The Globe and Mail leads the pack with 24 nominations, followed by the Toronto Star with nine, The Waterloo Region Record with five and La Presse in Montreal with four. The Winnipeg Free Press picked up three nominations while The Canadian Press, Edmonton Journal, Halifax Chronicle-Herald, London Free Press, Postmedia News and Reuters received two nominations each. Read more »

Finalists revealed for Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Newspapers Canada is pleased to reveal the finalists for the 2012 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. The top three finalists in each category and all of the Blue Ribbon recipients are now posted on the awards website. With 28 community newspaper categories and four campus newspaper categories, the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards recognize the best in editorial, photography, multimedia and overall excellence in community newspaper publishing. Read more »

INK+BEYOND program features speaker sessions, workshops, awards galas and more!

Canada’s national newspaper conference keeps getting bigger with more speaker sessions, trade show exhibitors and networking events added each week. You won’t want to miss out as hundreds of newspaper delegates from across the country gather in Toronto on April 26-27 for INK+BEYOND 2012. This year’s conference program covers every aspect of the newspaper business with sessions designed for all departments including editorial, advertising, circulation and management. Speakers from Canada, Europe, Africa and the U.S. will not only inspire, but give you the take-away tools you need to implement successful changes at your publication. Read more »

Register now for upcoming editorial and design webinars

Newspapers Canada webinars are designed to offer convenient, quick training that fits your schedule. Our educational series continues this March and April with a number of insightful presentations targeted at editorial and design departments. On March 27, Sandra Martin from The Globe and Mail will share her profile writing expertise during The Art of The Obituary. On April 17, we invite the three finalists in the multimedia category from the National Newspaper Awards to discuss the stories behind their creative projects in a free webinar presentation on Multimedia Excellence. Finally, on April 24 two newspaper reporters will share their approaches to specialized coverage in Better Beat Reporting. Read more »

Greg Clark Award application deadline is March 16

There are only a few days remaining for early career journalists to apply for The Canadian Journalism Foundation Greg Clark Award. The unique award has been designed to offer working journalists a chance to gain insight and meet key decision-makers on their beats. The successful applicant will get an opportunity to spend up to a week observing the inner workings of an organization not usually accessible to the working journalist. Read more »

Still time to reserve your spot at the Newspapers Canada career fair

Showcase your newspaper and recruit future staffers at the Newspapers Canada career fair during the INK+BEYOND conference. The fair, which takes place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on April 27, will attract eager journalists, photographers, editors, sales associates, graphic designers and web designers. Read more »

Sun Media launches four community newspapers in Ontario

Quebecor-owned Sun Media is extending its reach in Ontario with four new weekly newspapers serving communities in Ottawa, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph. The papers will serve over 400,000 homes and are expected to launch at the end of March. Read more »


Photographer Paul vanPeenen is leaving the NOW in Conquitlam, BC. He has worked as a photographer at the Glacier-owned community publication since 1991. Read more »

Former Tavistock Gazette owner Charles Robert Gladding Sr. has passed away at the age of 88. Gladding began his career in the newspaper industry as a printer’s apprentice at the Stratford Beacon Herald in Stratford, Ontario, In 1950, Gladding relocated to Wingham where he worked at the Wingham Advance-Times newspaper. He later returned to Stratford and purchased the Tavistock Gazette in 1969. Read more »

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March 16 - Greg Clark Award entry deadline
March 26 - INK+BEYOND 2012 early-bird registration deadline
March 27 - Newspapers Canada webinar: Art of Profiles/Obituaries
April 2 - Newspaper Association of America mediaXchange
April 14 - BCYCNA Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards Gala
April 17 - Newspapers Canada webinar: Multimedia NNA Finalists (FREE)
April 24 - Newspapers Canada webinar: Beat reporting
April 26-27 - INK+BEYOND Conference and Trade Show
April 26 - Canadian Community Newspaper Awards gala
April 27 - National Newspaper Awards gala
April 27 - OCNA Better Newspapers Competition Gala
April 28 - CAJ annual conference and dinner
May 9 - Media Credit Conference