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November 20, 2014 08:56am

Members of Newspapers Canada have more options than ever for training and professional development, thanks to two new webinar partnerships with the Inland Press Association and Online Media Campus. Newspapers Canada members can now access webinars from both organizations on a wide range of topics, some at discounted rates. We also continue to offer our own series of live webinars and recording them for later purchase as archived webinars, and as a member, you can get them at half price. That’s a combined total of 200 webinars, and growing. With so many webinars to choose from, there’s sure to be something for everyone. And at these great rates, whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, you can sign up for a webinar to further your personal interests or keep your skills current and advance your career.

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November 19, 2014 12:38pm

Newspapers deliver print and digital ads of course, but today, they offer far more. In her latest blog for INMA, Newspapers Canada’s Suzanne Raitt highlights the different ways newspapers are going above and beyond to partner with advertisers to create powerful impactful messaging to reach their target consumers. Click through to take a look at what newspapers have done to deliver advertisers’ messages in relevant and unique ways. Click here to read blog post »

November 18, 2014 08:23pm

The application forms for the Canada Periodical Fund’s Aid to Publishers funding program are not yet available. Newspapers Canada has contacted Canadian Heritage and we have been informed that the Applicant's Guide and Application Form for the 2015-2016 funding cycle will be available very soon. Newspapers Canada will contact our members directly via an emailed member bulletin once the application forms are available. Once the Applicant's Guide and Application Form are launched, Canadian Heritage will contact all previous recipients via email. The ATP component of CPF provides financial assistance to paid-circulation non-daily newspapers and paid or request circulation magazines. Eligibility and funding amounts are calculated using a circulation-based formula.

November 18, 2014 08:08pm

Award-winning photo editor Moe Doiron from the Globe and Mail will share his tips and tricks in the next installment of Newspapers Canada’s Winner’s Circle webinar series. Join us on Thursday, December 4 for an hour-long training session with the top prizewinner in the News Feature Photography category at this year’s National Newspaper Award. This session is recommended for novice and veteran photographers as well as photo editors and multimedia journalists. And don’t worry if you can’t attend the webinar live; register for the event online and you’ll receive a digital recording of the presentation to view at your own convenience.

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November 18, 2014 08:01pm

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will honour the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) with its Vox Libera Award at the 2014 CJFE Gala on December 3 in Toronto. NWAC works to achieve equality and end discrimination against Aboriginal women in Canada. In 2005, the group launched Sisters in Spirit (SIS), an initiative aimed at raising awareness about and finding solutions to the crisis of violence against indigenous women in Canada.

Awards
November 18, 2014 08:00pm

Newspapers Canada encourages our daily and community newspaper members to start combing through their best work of the year and preparing their submissions for the upcoming 2015 awards season. Community newspapers are once again invited to compete in the prestigious Canadian Community Newspaper Awards, celebrating excellence in community media across the country. Daily and non-daily publications are also invited to compete in the Great Idea Awards, which honour innovative and creative examples of newspaper marketing and promotion. The official call for entries for both awards programs will be Monday, December 1. Please check the Newspapers Canada website at that time for an access link to the awards registration system. Newspapers will be able to submit work for the CCNAwards and the Great Idea Awards from December 1, 2014 through to January 30, 2015.

Awards
November 18, 2014 07:56pm

Veteran journalist and former Ryerson School of Journalism chair Don Obe has passed away. Obe’s journalism career spanned both magazines and newspapers. In the early part of his career he held positions at the Windsor Star, Vancouver Sun and Toronto Telegram. He went on to become the associate editor of Maclean’s, the editor-in-chief of The Canadian (a national magazine included in Saturday papers at the time) and later the editor in chief at Toronto Life. He also founded the Ryerson Review of Journalism in 1985.

People
November 18, 2014 07:54pm

Louise Sproule, publisher of The Review in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, was one of 13 individuals to receive the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship this year. The awards acknowledge those who have made long-term contributions to the quality of life in their communities and in the province.Sproule has served as the publisher of The Review for over 20 years.

People
November 11, 2014 08:48pm

The Toronto Star is entering into a partnership with La Presse in Montreal to develop a new tablet edition for the Toronto daily paper. The two papers will share a common tablet technology and offer joint marketing opportunities to national advertisers. The Star will launch its free tablet edition in the fall of 2015 and also anticipates it will eliminate its existing digital paywall at that time.

November 11, 2014 08:46pm

Newspapers Canada offers a wealth of free newspaper research and case study materials that are designed to help media planners and newspaper executives sell the medium. Take moment to watch a quick video that provides an overview of the various resources that are currently available on the Newspapers Canada website.

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