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October 20, 2014 09:32pm

Toronto Star has announced a number of staff changes. World editor Lynn McAuley will expand her responsibilities to become associate editor of features. McAuley takes over the role from Alison Uncles who recently left the paper to become deputy editor at Maclean’s. Entertainment editor Janet Hurley will become the new features editor and will oversee the Insight section of and planning the paper’s features and weekend coverage. Finally, Dianne De Fenoyl is joining the staff as senior editor of arts and life. De Fenoyl most recently served as an editor-at-large with Rogers Publishing.

October 20, 2014 09:21pm Has attachments

Recent research demonstrates the power of newspaper advertising across categories. This most recent fact sheet from Newspapers Canada shows that Canadians look to newspapers when in the market for health and personal care goods and services. Sears Optical is highlighted as they continue to use print newspapers to build their brand.

October 20, 2014 07:28pm

Postmedia Network has launched its new advertiser website which has been redesigned to be a more helpful resource for marketers and advertisers. The site has been updated with a new responsive, easy to navigate design and has been refocused to provide key audience information to advertisers in any way they want to search for it – by brands, platforms or audience targeting capabilities.

October 19, 2014 04:33pm

The board of directors for NADbank (Newspaper Audience Databank) has agreed to recommend to its members that readership research group seek a merger with PMB (Print Measurement Bureau). The Joint Working Group has been working diligently to develop a “Unified Print and Digital Readership Study” for Canadian magazines and daily newspapers. The new study will continue to provide advertisers and agencies with the data they are accustomed to getting in the retail/product/lifestyle follow-up study. TNS has been selected as the research supplier.

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October 19, 2014 04:32pm

On October 30, Newspapers Canada hosts a free webinar presentation on how newspapers can unlock new revenue opportunities by using Big Data from their classified and marketplace services. Speaker Peter M. Zollman, founding principal at AIM Group, will show you how to drive revenue, improve engagement and strengthen your bottom line by developing and selling Big Data. Zollman is a renowned expert and speaker in the online classifieds / interactive media industry with over 35 years of experience. Any company that wants to explore new and novel strategies to improve its business through use of Big Data --- while learning techniques and vendors that can help make it happen – should attend this free, content-rich, one-hour presentation.

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October 19, 2014 04:30pm

Raymond Brassard has joined the National Newspaper Awards administrative team as editorial consultant. He replaces Paul Woods, who recently joined the staff at the Toronto Star. Brassard worked as an editor at the Montreal Gazette for 30 years, including stints as news editor, life editor and city editor. He was appointed managing editor in 1995 and executive editor in 2010, before retiring in 2013. In his new role with NNA he will be responsible for the recruitment and assignment of judges to the 22 categories, rule compliance for entries, external communications and the creation of materials for the annual awards gala.

October 19, 2014 04:29pm

Torontoist editor Hamutal Dotan is joiningThe Globe and Mail as the new focus editor. She begins in her new position on November 3 and will be responsible for the daily’s long-form journalism initiatives. She succeeds Julie Traves who left the Globe to become the deputy editor at the National Post.

October 19, 2014 04:27pm

Emily Keeler will become the new books editor for the National Post. She is replacing Mark Medley who recently took on the role of books editor at The Globe and Mail. Keeler is the editor of Little Brother Magazine and a weekly books columnist for Hazlitt. Her work has been published in a number of Canadian newspapers and magazines including The Walrus, National Post and Quill & Quire.

October 19, 2014 04:26pm

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has named Ukranian journalist Oleksiy Matsuka as the winner of the 2014 International Press Freedom Award. The annual award recognizes the outstanding courage of journalists around the world who work tirelessly, at great personal risk and against enormous odds, to share crucial, hard-hitting news stories. Matsuka is a veteran investigative journalist from Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and editor of the regional news website Novosti Donbassa, which charts politics, corruption, and abuses of authority. The award will be presented to Matsuka at the 2014 CJFE Gala on December 3 in Toronto.

October 19, 2014 04:23pm

More than half the world's adult population reads a daily newspaper, and while digital is growing, newspaper companies still receive a large majority of their global revenue from their print versions, according to the 2014 World Press Trends report released by WAN-IFRA last week during the World Publishing Expo in Amsterdam. The annual industry report provides a snapshot of the global newspaper industry, with aggregated international data on circulation, advertising, readership, titles, revenues, digital platforms and more.