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April 17, 2014 11:53am

How do journalists balance coverage of the oil patch in the face of a massive industry with powerful roots in their community? The Canadian Journalism Foundation explores this question at its next CJF J-Talk. The discussion will take place in Calgary on Thursday, April 24 as part of an ongoing series exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.

Events
April 17, 2014 11:44am

Newspapers Canada is hosting a special editorial training workshop in Vancouver on April 25-26. Join us for two full days of newsroom education on a variety of different topics including social media, video, mobile reporting, multimedia packaging and much more. The workshop is just $75 to attend and is open to working journalists as well as university journalism faculty and students involved in print, broadcast, and digital media. Organized by the Associated Press Media Editors (APME), News Train brings high-calibre industry experts together with journalists to deliver a program based on the specific editorial training needs in each host region.

Events, Editorial
April 17, 2014 11:06am

The annual Extra Awards celebrate outstanding newspaper advertising in print, web, tablet, phone, social media, events and beyond (any ad initiative run by the newspaper). We are honoured to have esteemed creative directors from the Canadian advertising industry to serve as judges for the awards and choose the best of the best.

April 17, 2014 11:00am

Print, web, mobile, social, search and more—how do you identify the right mix of these platforms, allocate resources and establish the capacity to sell? Adam Burnham, vice-president of interactive sales and services for Affinity Express, will take the stage at the INK+BEYOND conference in Charlottetown on Thursday, May 29 to share his expert insights on how newspapers can drive sales and increase revenue. Burnham and his Affinity Express colleagues will also be available at their trade show booth following this presentation for personalized Q&A session on how your newspaper can increase ROI in a multi-platform market.

April 17, 2014 10:56am

Industry partners and suppliers from across North America are teaming up with Canada’s national newspaper conference in Charlottetown this May. On May 28-30, publishing executives will have a chance to connect with representatives from industry organizations during a number of social networking events. And don’t forget to visit the INK+BEYOND exhibitor booths on the trade show floor to try out the latest tools and services.

April 16, 2014 03:12pm

Two Toronto Star reporters are leaving the paper to join The Globe and Mail. Investigative journalist and author Robyn Doolittle is joining the Globe’s investigative team Doolittle first joined the paper in 2005 as a radio room reporter and recently gained notoriety for her coverage of Toronto's scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford. Sports columnist Cathal Kelly, who worked at the Star for 14 years with a focus on basketball and soccer, will now be serving as a national sports columnist at the Globe and Mail. Meanwhile, Toronto Star hockey columnist Damien Cox has also left the daily paper to take on a new position at Sportsnet.

People
April 16, 2014 02:58pm

John Stackhouse, the former editor in chief at The Globe and Mail, has joined the C.D. Howe Institute, an independent non-profit research institute based in Toronto. Stackhouse will serve as a senior fellow at the public policy think tank.

People
April 15, 2014 01:03pm

Award-winning photographer Bonny Makarewicz passed away on March 27. Makarewicz was a freelance photojournalist and long-time staff photographer at the Whistler Question. She spent over two decades photographing Whistler and her work was published in newspapers across North America including the New York Times, The Globe and Mail the Vancouver Sun the Province, and Whistler’s Pique Newsmagazine.

April 15, 2014 12:11pm

The Canadian University Press (CUP) has appointed three professional industry representatives to sit on its Board of Directors for a one-year term effective May 1. Steve Ladurantaye, a former Globe and Mail reporter who recently moved to Twitter Canada; Wendy McCann, Director, Strategic Communications & Media Relations for the Council of Ontario Universities; and Shelley Robinson, executive director of the National Campus and Community Radio Association, were appointed by the CUP Board on April 14 to act as voting directors for 2014-15.

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