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April 22, 2015 06:46pm

The product management team at Canada Post has approached Newspapers Canada to seek your feedback on how they can improve or enhance their Publications Mail service. This is a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts, concerns, ideas, etc. They are in the process of gathering input from customers and other stakeholders such as agencies and mail service providers. Improvements are targeted for January 2016.

April 22, 2015 05:51pm

Today the amalgamated organization of NADbank and PMB released two new studies measuring magazine and newspaper readership in Canada. The NADbank 2015 Study provides comprehensive daily newspaper readership and media usage for 41 daily newspapers in 18 markets, surveyed throughout 2014. Specific newspaper readership data is provided by title for print and digital platforms.

April 21, 2015 10:17pm

Newfoundland journalist William R. Callahan is the winner of the 2014 Atlantic Journalism Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of dedication to journalism excellence in Atlantic Canada. Callahan has served as a newspaper reporter, photographer, radio and TV Sports writer and broadcaster. He has held positions as the senior executive of The Western Star; The Daily News and The (Evening) Telegram. Callahan will be honoured at the Atlantic Journalism Awards gala dinner and awards event on May 9 in Halifax.

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April 21, 2015 10:11pm

Ian Jacques is leaving his post as editor of the Coast Reporter in Sechelt, B.C. Jacques has been with the Glacier-owned community newspaper since January 2003 and previously worked at the Squamish Chief. Jacques has been appointed editor of the Burnaby News Leader and the Westminster News Leader.

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April 21, 2015 09:42pm

Newspaper publishing partners from across the country will join newspaper representatives in Toronto on Friday, May 22 at this year’s National Newspaper Conference.

Events
April 21, 2015 09:37pm

In Ontario, former Sarnia Observer sports writer and editor Harry Tompkins has died at age 87. Tompkins first joined The Observer at age 19 and was named sports editor in 1948 at just age 20, the youngest daily newspaper sports editor in Canada at the time. He worked as the sports editor until 1950 before leaving the paper to start a career in public relations.

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April 21, 2015 09:35pm

The 2015 Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award is now open for submissions. The award honours innovative adult literacy or adult-integrated family literacy programs delivered by a Canadian community organization that positively impacts the lives of adult learners. A top prize of $20,000 will be awarded and up to four additional submissions may be selected to receive $5,000 each. Applicants must be a not-for-profit or registered charitable organization based in Canada that focuses on adult literacy programming, helping adults improve their literacy and essential skills. Applications are being accepted until May 29, 2015.

Awards
April 21, 2015 09:34pm

Toronto Star staff columnist Heather Mallick is the winner of The Landsberg Award for 2015. Presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation, The Landsberg Award celebrates a journalist who gives greater profile to women's equality issues. Now in its second year, the award recognizes a working journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada across print, broadcast or online news from the previous year.

People
April 21, 2015 09:25pm

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) has announced the three finalists for its inaugural CJF Innovation Award.
 At a time when news organizations are facing unprecedented challenges and demands for change, this award recognizes innovations that have a demonstrated impact in advancing the quality of journalism done by an individual news organization. Montreal daily newspaper La Presse has been nominated for its free tablet app, designed to address changing media consumption habits, attract younger audiences and boost declining advertising revenues. CBC News and Emergent, a website founded by Craig Silverman, are also nominated for the award. The first CJF Innovation Award winner will be announced at the annual CJF Awards on June 3.

Awards
April 21, 2015 09:22pm

Newspapers Canada reports quarterly on daily newspaper revenues in the following categories: print advertising, online and mobile advertising, and circulation. Revenue data for the fourth quarter of 2014 is now available. This quarterly survey is conducted on behalf of Newspapers Canada by Totum Research and provides a high-level view of daily newspaper industry revenues. The survey is conducted online and participating newspapers represent 98% of total daily newspaper circulation.