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August 26, 2014 06:41pm

Each year Newspapers Canada creates a unique presentation to share with media planners, advertisers and agencies. The multimedia presentation promotes the industry and highlights the best Canadian newspaper ads across a variety of platforms: print, web, tablet, phone and more. We encourage daily and community members to share their client’s creative advertisements and/or multi-media campaign that ran in your newspaper media. This is a great way to showcase your publication in front of an industry audience!

August 26, 2014 06:32pm

Globe and Mail food columnist Lucy Waverman has been appointed as the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence for the 2014-15 school year at the Stratford Chefs School in Stratford, Ontario. Waverman, who is also the food editor for Food & Drink magazine, is the author of eight award-winning cookbooks. She also served as a food columnist at the Toronto Sun from 1988 to 1995.

August 26, 2014 06:31pm

Canadian Press sports reporter and editor Tyler Harper is leaving the newswire service to take on a supervising editor role at Toronto-based sports news site theScore. Harper, who was with with CP for six years, begins in his new position on September 2.

August 26, 2014 06:29pm

Toronto Sun golf columnist Jon McCarthy has taken home three awards at the sixth annual Golf Journalists Association of Canada awards day. McCarthy took home two first-place awards and one third-place plaque. McCarthy was nominated for a National Newspaper Award earlier this year in the Sports Writing category.

August 26, 2014 06:28pm

Hugh Nicholson is stepping down from his position as Nanaimo Daily News publisher and Division Manager of the Glacier Media’s Vancouver Island NewsMedia Group. Nicholson, who has been in the newspaper industry since 1985 and has worked for numerous publishing groups including Torstar, Transcontinental and Glacier, is relocating to Toronto to become divisional president of international media consulting firm NRS Media. He is a BCYCNA past president and has served as a director on the board of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association since June 2011. He received the CCNA Silver Quill Award in June 2014 in recognition for his 25 years of service in the industry.

August 26, 2014 06:26pm

Newspaper veteran Peter O’Leary has been appointed as the new chief marketing officer for the Ottawa Senators. O’Leary has worked in the publishing industry for 27 years, serving 13 years at the Ottawa Citizen. He has spent the past nine years working at Metroland Media Group and most recently served as regional general manager of the Metroland East division. He begins in his new post at the NHL club on September 22.

August 26, 2014 06:24pm

Canadian newspapers have just one day left to submit their entries for Editor & Publisher’s annual EPPY Awards. Now in its 19th year, the international contest includes 30 diverse categories for news websites, video, blogs, infographics and much more. The entry period for the 2014 EPPY Awards closes tomorrow on Friday, August 29. All entries will be judged by a panel of notable figures in the media industry, chosen by the staff of Editor & Publisher. Award-winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 29. Visit for more information and to enter the competition.

August 26, 2014 06:23pm

The Kelowna Capital News in B.C. is revising its publishing schedule to move from three editions a week to two. Starting the week of September 15, the Black Press owned community newspaper will publish twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. The new delivery frequency aligns the paper with larger newspaper markets in the Okanagan area.

August 26, 2014 06:21pm

The Winnipeg Free Press has introduced a new editorial direction for its Perspectives and Politics section. According to the paper, the modernized editorial pages in print and online will move beyond letters to the editor in order to capture a “wider conversation” among readers. The new content will include social media reactions and other features that allow for more crowd-sourced commentary, analysis and opinions. University of Winnipeg professor Shannon Sampert is joining the newsroom team as the new editor for the Perspectives and Politics section. An expert in Canadian politics and media, Sampert is the first female journalist to oversee the editorial pages at the Manitoba daily newspaper.

August 26, 2014 06:18pm

TC Media has launched a unique multimedia project titled “A Week That Changed Our World.” The initiative features a series of poignant stories, photos and videos that capture engaging and touching moments from across Atlantic Canada. According to TC Media, “this project is a look at a different kind of story—the kind of story that resonates because you can imagine yourself being there, can remember a pang of loss, can feel the pinch of someone else’s shoes.” The initiative runs from Monday, August 25 to Sunday, August 31 in all TC Media daily and weekly newspapers across the region.