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February 25, 2015 09:03pm

Journalists giving greater profile to women's equality issues are encouraged to apply for The Landsberg Award, presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 8, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Now in its second year, this award recognizes a working journalist (employed or freelance) doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada. The recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation. Journalists working in print, broadcast and online news reporting are eligible to apply.

Awards
February 25, 2015 08:52pm

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.

Events, Webinars
February 24, 2015 09:23pm

Renowned media analyst and Newsonomics author Ken Doctor has joined the program for the 2015 National Conference as the keynote luncheon speaker. As a speaker, media consultant and author, Doctor works with media globally, advising on new sustainable business models for contemporary journalism. He will inspire conference delegates from daily and community newspapers across the country with a very special presentation on the opportunities offered by the transformation of news and consumer media. Doctor is one of the many media experts who will take the stage at this year’s conference, which takes place in Toronto on Friday, May 22. The program features a jam-packed day of inspiring speaker presentations, educational workshops, awards galas, social events and an industry trade show with vendors and suppliers from across North America.

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February 24, 2015 08:53pm

Veteran journalist Kevin Mills has been appointed as the new editor of the Mission Record in Mission, B.C. Mills began his career in journalism as a reporter at the Record more than 25 years ago. He worked for 23 years at the Abbotsford News, covering a variety of beats including news, sports, arts and local politics. In 2013 he became the editor of the Nelson Star and the Castlegar News. Andrew Holota, who has served as editor of The Record and the Abbotsford News since 2013, will continue to have a close, active role in the editorial direction of The Record as managing editor, and as part of his wider role as regional editorial manager for Black Press Lower Mainland.

People
February 24, 2015 08:48pm Has attachments

Did you know a third of Canadians have read a newspaper digitally in the last week? Or that 4 in 5 Canadians who read a newspaper website also read a print newspaper? Newspapers Canada’s newly released Twenty Tweetable Truths About Newspapers Delivered Digitally highlights a variety of research highlights on how Canadians engage with newspapers across web, tablet and mobile platforms. Share these 140-character fast facts with your network and spread the word about the power of digital newspaper content.

February 24, 2015 08:44pm

How do women who hold top spots in the media see their role when it comes to news coverage, workplace culture, and management issues? On Monday, March 2, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) hosts a discussion panel in Toronto on women in news with five guest speakers from Canadian and American media outlets. The panel includes Elena Cherney, Canada bureau chief and global resources editor for The Wall Street Journal
; Jane Davenport, managing editor with the Toronto Star; Wendy Freeman, president of CTV News
; and Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News and Centres.

Events
February 24, 2015 08:41pm

In British Columbia, Chris Bryan is leaving his post as editor of the New Westminster NewsLeader and Burnaby NewsLeader. He has served as editor of both Black Press community newspapers for seven years. He has earned a number of national and international awards for his columns over the course of his career and was named Editor of the Year in 2009 by Local Media Association (formerly Suburban Newspapers of America). After 15 years in journalism, Bryan is leaving the industry to start a new career at TransLink.

People
February 18, 2015 07:59pm

Alison Gordon, the first female sportswriter covering Major League Baseball (MLB) has died at age 72. Gordon covered the Toronto Blue Jays for the Toronto star from 1979 to 1984, earning a National Newspaper Award for sportswriting in her first year. Prior to joining the Star she worked as a freelance magazine writer and as a producer for CBC’s As It Happens. “She was truly one of a kind,” said John Honderich, chair of Torstar’s Board of Directors and a former publisher of the newspaper. “Her passion for baseball knew no bounds. Her pioneering as our first female sportswriter was legendary. Her delightful sense of irony and zest for life was infectious.”

People
February 18, 2015 07:37pm

Nick Moase is leaving his role as editor at the Queens County Advance in Nova Scotia. Moase has been with the TC Media newspaper for seven years, serving as editor for the last five.

People
February 18, 2015 07:35pm

Did you know that Tweets with Website Cards drive 43 percent more clicks than regular Promoted Tweets with links? On Wednesday, February 25, Twitter is hosting a free webinar to provide a live demo on how to use Web Cards to increase website traffic and conversions from the social media platform. Registrants will learn how to create Website Cards using a compelling image and text copy; choose the right targeting options to reach your ideal audience; test different creatives and calls to action; and drive sales and improve ROI on your website.