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July 28, 2014 04:10pm

Award-winning journalist Rick Westhead is leaving his post at the Toronto Star to join TSN as the network’s Senior Correspondent. Westhead was most recently a foreign affairs writer at the Star and the paper’s former South Asia bureau chief. In his 20-year-career his writing has appeared in a number of distinguished Canadian and American publications Bloomberg News, The Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Saturday Night Magazine. Westhead was part of a team that won the Project of the Year award at the National Newspaper Awards earlier this year. 

July 24, 2014 11:40am

Newspapers Canada offers a variety of cost-effective webinars to assist newspaper staff at all levels with ongoing professional development. Our comprehensive online webinar archive contains over 50 unique training sessions on a variety of topics including social media, SEO, advertising sales, headline writing, multimedia skills and much more. Presentations are led by media experts from across North America and are tailored towards newspaper staff from a variety of different departments including editorial, circulation, digital, advertising sales and management.

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July 24, 2014 11:17am

Time is running out to submit your nominations for the 2014 Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award. The annual Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award is presented annually to an individual, group or organization that demonstrates an exceptional contribution to the promotion and support of the principles of transparency, accountability, and the public’s right to access information held by public institutions.

July 24, 2014 10:49am

Former Chronicle Herald journalist Barbara Hinds has passed away at age 89. Born in the U.K., Hinds immigrated to Canada in the 1950s and joined the staff at the Chronicle Herald and the Mail Star. She later joined Dalhousie University’s medical school as a public relations expert. She continued to write medical articles for a number of publications until her retirement in 1988. Following her retirement, Hinds went on to author a long-running birding column for the Chronicle Herald.

July 24, 2014 10:48am

Edward Keenan is joining the staff at the Toronto Star as a city columnist. Keenan previously served as a senior editor and columnist at Torstar’s weekly publication The Grid. He has also worked for Eye Weekly and Spacing magazine and is an eight-time National Magazine Award finalist.

July 24, 2014 10:34am

Former journalist Ryerson University professor John McCallum has passed away at age 90. McCallum began his journalism career in England at the Wolverhampton Chronicle. After working on both regional and national daily papers in England, he returned to Canada where he served two years at CBC Television News. He went on to work in newsrooms at almost every daily and Sunday newspaper in Toronto. He later joined the faculty at Ryerson University as a newspaper journalism profession where he was responsible for overseeing the production of the student paper the Ryersonian. McCallum retired in 1989.  

July 24, 2014 10:15am Has attachments

It's time to reach out to your readers and encourage them to participate in Canada's historic Front Pages Competition. This week, Canadians from across the country are voting for their favourite front page newspaper stories in the Canada at War and Canadian Arts/Culture/Entertainment categories. Public voting is open now until Friday, August 22 at www.frontpages.ca. Two unique categories will be featured every two weeks so tell your readers to visit the site frequently to ensure they vote in each category.

July 24, 2014 10:09am

The often quoted time spent with media vs. ad dollars chart is one factor, and perhaps not the best factor, to compare media. In her latest blog post for INMA, Newspapers Canada’s Suzanne Raitt suggests we consider other variables to get a robust picture such as engagement, frame of mind and more.

July 24, 2014 09:48am Has attachments

In a memo to Newspapers Canada members, CEO John Hinds provides an update on the state of the newspaper industry voluntary self-regulation.

July 23, 2014 02:56pm Has attachments

The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) has released an updated version of its Media Guide, which serves as a training tool and educational resource for editorial, advertising and production departments at newspapers across the country. The latest version of the guide includes detailed information on copyright regulations, court reporting, advertising alerts, defamation laws and much more.