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November 25, 2014 12:29pm

Join us on Thursday, December 4 as award-winning photographer Moe Doiron shares his expert advice on feature photography during the next installment of the Newspapers Canada’s Winners' Circle webinar series. Dorion is the current deputy managing editor for photography at The Globe and Mail and this year’s recipient of the National Newspaper Award for news feature photography. The Eye of the Storm: News Feature Photography Tips training presentation is recommended for novice and veteran photographers as well as photo editors and multimedia journalists. The webinar is $25 to attend for staff at CNA and CCNA member newspapers and will also be available as an audio recording for those who cannot attend the live session.

November 25, 2014 12:27pm

New research demonstrates that newspapers are one of the key sources for clothing and accessory purchase information. Newspapers Canada has released a new fact sheet highlighting the research along with a Case Study on COUGAR that shows how the Canadian footwear company used newspapers to communicate previously unknown gems as part of its brand building initiative.

November 25, 2014 12:24pm

Heather Persson has been appointed as the new editor in chief at the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Persson is the first female to take the top editor position at the daily paper in its 112-year history. She has been at The StarPhoenix since 2005. She has also worked at the Salmon Arm Observer and the Prince Albert Daily Herald. Persson succeeds Rob McLaughlin who was recently named Postmedia regional vice-president of editorial for Western Canada.

November 25, 2014 12:21pm

The Calgary Herald is the latest paper in the Postmedia Network chain to unveil a new four-platform content strategy for its print, web, smartphone and tablet. The paper’s new design elements, editorial content and advertising features have all been optimized to suit each distinct platform. “As our reimagined strategy rolls out across the country, we continue to hone our offerings to audiences and advertisers,” said Wayne Parrish, Postmedia’s chief operating officer The Herald’s new look, which launched on November 25, is part of Postmedia’s ongoing strategic redesign initiative for all of its daily newspapers across the country. The Herald is the third Postmedia property to launch a new product, following in the footsteps of the Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen.

November 25, 2014 12:19pm

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) hosts its 17th annual gala at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York hotel next week on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. The special Night to Honour Courageous Reporting event will celebrate the work of individuals — in Canada and abroad — who risk their jobs, freedom or even their lives in their quest to bring us the truth. The CJFE gala brings together Canada’s leading figures in media, business, and academia and features a photo exhibit and award presentations, including the prestigious International Press Freedom Award.

November 25, 2014 12:17pm

Investigative journalists uncover scandal and corruption, exposing secrets individuals and institutions want hidden. Their relentless enterprise and initiative leads to the big stories that provoke change and serve the public interest. On Thursday, November 27, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) hosts a special discussion presentation in Toronto with Kevin Donovan, investigative reporter and editor with the Toronto Star, and Diana Swain, senior investigative journalist with CBC News. The seasoned reporters will share the stories behind their biggest recent exposés. Paula Todd, investigative journalist, author, and broadcast and digital media professor, will moderate this discussion on the secrets of responsible reporting and why investigative journalism matters to the future of news. 

November 25, 2014 12:15pm

The Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award encourages photojournalists in the early stages of their careers to apply for a unique opportunity to cover breaking news and top sports and cultural events for six weeks at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto. The award is open to Canadian photojournalists who have been in the business fewer than five years. The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and CP launched the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award in 2009 in memory of award-winning photojournalist Tom Hanson. The submission deadline for this year’s award is January 8, 2015.

November 25, 2014 12:13pm

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression will honour Kathy Gannon, special regional correspondent for The Associated Press in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with this year’s Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award. Gannon has covered the region for the AP as a correspondent and bureau chief since 1988. The annual award recognizes a Canadian journalist or organization who, through their work, has made an important contribution to reinforcing and promoting the principle of freedom of the press in this country or elsewhere.

November 25, 2014 12:12pm

In Alberta, High River Times editor Kevin Rushworth has received the 2014 Lynda Steele Media Award from the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters. Rushworth was chosen for the honour in recognition of his coverage of issues surrounding family violence and his reporting on Rowan House, a local women’s shelter in the High River region. “He’s been a consistent voice in the media,” said Jan Reimer, executive director of Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS). “He’s raised awareness about violence against women and he supported the work at Rowan House. He’s really done everything he can to encourage and ensure that the activities that are happening at Rowan House are given coverage.”

November 25, 2014 12:11pm

 Postmedia Network has announced a new six-person auto sales team that will be responsible for overseeing integrated advertising and marketing programs for Canada’s automotive marketers. Maria Girimonte McDonald will act as vice-president, sales and lead the new team. Rounding out the team will be current Postmedia staffers Angela Steurnagel and Neil Cartegenise; William Cormier, formerly of TC Media; Yasmine Da Silva, formerly with Quebecor; and Jason Randall, who as previously with Canoe/Quebecor Media.