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October 30, 2014 09:15am

The Globe and Mail has won two EPPY Awards: one for Best News Website and another for Best Home Page. The national Canadian daily was nominated in six categories for this year's competition, hosted by Editor & Publisher. The international contest honours the best media-affiliated websites across over 30 categories.

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October 29, 2014 02:04pm

Newspapers Canada’s recent Path to Purchase study (undertaken by Totum research) demonstrates that newspapers are the top-ranked media source by Canadians. Newspapers are encouraged to view and share the available materials including a topline summary, a Powerpoint and research pieces broken out by category:

October 28, 2014 09:18pm

Reporter Mike Pickford has become the new editor at the Bonnyville Nouvelle. He has been with award-winning weekly paper based in Bonnyville, Alberta for two years. He succeeds former editor Brandon MacLeod who was in the role for four years.

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October 28, 2014 09:17pm

André Paquette, founder of La Compagnie d’édition André Paquette Inc., died on October 20. He was 86 years old. The company owns a number of French-language community newspapers, including three CCNA members. Paquette was also one of the founding members of the l'Association de la presse francophone (APF), a regional newspaper association representing Canada’s French-language newspapers outside of Quebec.

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October 28, 2014 09:15pm

There have been a number of staff changes at The Globe and Mail. Robert Jenkyn has joined the paper as the managing director of national advertising. Jenkyn most recently worked as the head of creative solutions at Microsoft. He also worked as an account executive at the Toronto Star and a research manager at the Toronto Sun. Longtime business journalist and Streetwise columnist Boyd Erman is leaving the paper to Toronto PR firm Longview Communications. He first joined the national daily in 2006 and has earned three National Newspaper Awards. Washington, D.C.-based business reporter Kevin Carmichael has left the paper to relocate to India. He will write a weekly column for the Globe from his new home in Mumbai, where his is taking on a senior fellow position at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Carmichael previously worked as business reporter for The Canadian Press and for Bloomberg News in Ottawa and Washington before joining the Globe in 2008. Finally, Real Estate reporter Tara Perkins is leaving the paper to take on a new role at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Perkins first joined the newspaper’s business section in 2007 and has earned a NNA .

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October 28, 2014 09:13pm

Algonquin College journalism professor Mark Anderson died earlier this month from complications from throat cancer at age 51. A print journalist for over 25 years, Anderson worked as a business reporter, editor and writer. He was a long-time columnist at the Ottawa Citizen and his work appeared in numerous other Canadian publications including the Financial Post, MoneySense, Canadian Geographic and Outdoor Canada.

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October 28, 2014 09:11pm

The application deadline for the 2015 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship is just two weeks away. Full-time and freelance journalists working in any medium are eligible to compete for this annual award. Administered by Carleton University, the bursary is intended to finance a significant foreign reporting project and provides up to $25,000 for the year for the winning recipient.

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October 28, 2014 09:10pm

Looking for professional training for less? Newspapers Canada’s offers members access to over 50 unique educational webinars at the low price of just $25 per session. Presentations cover a diverse variety of topics (editorial, circulation, digital, ad sales, management) and are led by media experts from across North America. Visit our Webinar Archive today to view the selection of on-demand training options, which includes the latest presentations from our Winner’s Circle webinar series.

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October 28, 2014 09:07pm

Last week, in partnership with OpenMedia, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) launched a new initiative to collect input from Canadians across the country on how to shape government privacy policies. CJFE is seeking feedback from news organizations and the Canadian public to help develop a plan for what future privacy protection policies should look like. The interactive crowdsourcing tool lets users rank privacy priorities and make recommendations for the plan moving forward.

October 28, 2014 09:04pm

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Canadian Hillman Prize—an award that honours investigative reporting that draws attention to social or economic injustice and hopefully leads to change. Newspapers, magazines and online, as well as film and broadcast (television and radio) and multi-media are all eligible for nominations as long as the piece was published or broadcast in 2014. Global topics are welcomed, however the content must have been published in Canada and easily available to Canadians. The deadline for submissions is January 9, 2015.

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