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January 28, 2015 05:24pm

The deadline to submit your application form for the Canada Periodical Fund's (CPF) Aid to Publishers funding program is Monday, February 9.The Department of Canadian Heritage has posted the 2015-2016 Applicant's Guide and Application Form online. Paid-circulation non-daily newspapers in Canada have just ten days left to submit application forms for this year's funding cycle. 

January 28, 2015 05:19pm

The entry deadline for the 2015 Great Idea Awards has been extended! CCNA and CNA member newspapers now have until Friday, February 6 to submit entries for this prestigious national competition programs. Don't miss out on your chance to earn industry accolades and show off your best work from 2014! The competition recognizes the most creative and innovative examples of newspaper marketing and promotion from publications of all sizes and is open to members of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) and the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA). The cost to enter is a flat fee of $50 and newspapers can submit up to five entries in each of the eight categories.

January 28, 2015 05:15pm

Canadian journalists between 20 to 25 years old working for CNA-member daily newspapers have until Friday, February 13 to submit their work for the 2014 Goff Penny Awards. The annual awards program awards young journalists in two daily newspaper circulation categories: over 25,000 and 25,000 and under. Young freelance journalists and student interns whose work has been published in a CNA-member newspaper are also eligible to enter. Prizes will be awarded at the Newspapers Canada conference in Toronto on May 22, 2015.

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January 28, 2015 05:14pm

News media companies deliver print and digital advertisements, of course, But today, they offer far more. In a blog post for INMA, Newspapers Canada’s Suzanne Raitt shares six innovative examples of what newspapers have done to deliver the advertiser’s message in a relevant and unique way:

January 28, 2015 05:13pm

Anne Lannan, executive director of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), is leaving the regional association at the end of April. Lannan has devoted 25 years of service to the association, including six as executive director. The OCNA Board has put together a committee and begun the process of searching for new leadership.

January 28, 2015 05:02pm

Journalist and former Member of Parliament Simma Holt died last week at age 92. She was the first female managing editor of the University of Manitoba’s student newspaper The Manitoban. After graduation, Holt was hired as an assistant to the city desk editors at the Vancouver Sun in 1944. She worked at the Vancouver daily for a number of years as a reporter, feature writer and columnist. She was elected to the House of Commons in 1974 as the Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Kingsway.

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January 28, 2015 05:00pm

As Canadian sports fans look to connect with athletes, understand the latest scandal, and track the business of their teams, how are media organizations tackling the challenge? How is technology changing how journalists cover the big leagues, the amateurs and emerging issues? The Canadian Journalism Foundation hosts a special sports journalism discussion on Thursday, February 5 in Toronto to discuss the changing sports landscape in Canada. The panel includes Bruce Arthur, sports columnist from the Toronto Star, and representatives from CBC Sports Weekend and Rogers Sportsnet.

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January 28, 2015 04:59pm

Longtime Edmonton Journal staffer Ralph Armstrong died at the end of 2014 at the age of 78. He started at the Edmonton Journal at age 29. He spent more than 35 years at the daily and worked as the paper’s northern correspondent, consumer advice columnist, letters editor and as a copy editor.

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January 28, 2015 04:57pm

Scotiabank and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) are now accepting entries for the 2015-2016 Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship. Now in its fifth year, this program creates an opportunity for a mid-career journalist from South America, Central America, the Caribbean or Mexico to participate in a two-semester fellowship hosted by Massey College at the University of Toronto. Previous fellows have been from El Salvador, Mexico, Venezuela and Uruguay. Run in tandem with the Canadian Journalism Fellowships, the Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellow has an opportunity to broaden his or her horizons by spending eight months in residence at Massey College and auditing courses at the University of Toronto. The fellowship also provides an opportunity to forge new connections with Canadian media, expand on work related to a significant issue, and apply this experience upon return to the fellow’s home country. The deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship is Friday, February 20.

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January 28, 2015 04:56pm

Pierre Pelletier is the new publisher at the Richmond News in British Columbia. Pelletier has been with Glacier Media Group since 2004 and most recently served as publisher of the Courier-Islander in Campbell River. He took over as publisher for the News on January 19 from Peter Kvarnstrom who was serving as interim publisher.

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