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December 16, 2014 11:38am

Newspapers Canada is now accepting entries for the annual Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Journalists. Now in its 24th year, this prestigious competition is open to young journalists between the ages of 20 to 25 working for CNA-member daily newspapers. If you have talented young journalists working at your newspaper, please encourage them to enter the competition by submitting four pieces of published work from 2014.

December 16, 2014 09:46am

Newspapers Canada has released a brand new case study demonstrating the power of newspapers in print and online. In this advertising success story, a vehicle advertiser achieved great results with both media but found that print newspaper truly drove success against all the brand measures researched – particularly consideration to buy! Click here to view case study »

December 16, 2014 09:34am

The Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award encourages photojournalists to apply for a unique opportunity to cover breaking news and top sports and cultural events in Toronto for six weeks for The Canadian Press. The award is open to Canadian photojournalists who have been in the business fewer than five years. The deadline for submissions is January 8, 2015.

December 16, 2014 09:27am

English and French community newspapers from coast to coast to coast are invited to submit their best work from 2014 for the upcoming Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. This national competition honours editorial, photography and multimedia work from our CCNA-member and sustaining member publications. The prestigious awards give newspapers the chance to earn industry accolades and also provide valuable learning opportunities for participants. Experienced industry judges evaluate all entries and will offer their insightful feedback and comments on your work. The final entry deadline for the 2014 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards is Friday, January 30.

December 16, 2014 09:19am

Saskatchewan newspaper publisher and CCNA past president Ken Sopkow has died at age 71. Sopkow began his journalism career in 1961 when he was hired to run a platen press and clean up around the office at the Canora Courier while he was still in grade 12. He went on to spend over 45 years working in the newspaper industry, eventually becoming the publisher and owner of the Canora Courier, Preeceville Progress and the Kamsack Times until he sold all three in 2006. He received a Silver Quill Award from the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) in 1987 and was elected president of the national association in 1988. Sopkow also served for two terms as president of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association.

People
December 16, 2014 09:06am

The New Year brings new learning opportunities for journalists and newspaper staff who are looking to enhance their industry skills. In 2015, Newspapers Canada encourages members to register for the convenient and cost-effective training sessions offered through our own in-house webinar program as well as the presentations offered through our partnerships with Inland Press Association and Online Media Campus. Live webinars airing in January cover a variety of topics including classified ads, digital editions, sports photography, and how to manage different workplace personality styles. There are also over 50 archived webinars available online for newspaper staff to download and view at their own convenience. Make it your new year’s resolution to continue your industry education and learn a new skill; click the links below to register for our upcoming webinars.

Events, Webinars
December 16, 2014 08:58am

Newspapers Canada is now accepting entries for the annual Great Idea Awards. This unique national awards program recognizes innovative revenue-generating projects undertaken by our daily and community newspaper members from across the country. Members can enter multiple times in a variety of categories covering innovative campaigns and initiatives such as magazines, special sections, digital innovation and young reader engagement. Be sure to submit all of your entries before the final deadline on January 30, 2015.

December 16, 2014 08:56am

The Canadian Association of Journalists has partnered with Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) to offer a new opportunity for Canadian journalists who want to push the boundaries of reporting in the developing world. The Fellowship for International Development Reporting will award recipients $25,000 to undertake a substantial reporting project that helps Canadians develop a greater understanding of the complex issues facing the developing world. Applications are welcome from Canadian citizens and permanent residents with at least five years of experience as working journalists, which includes both freelancers and staff reporters.

December 16, 2014 08:53am

Canadian media consultancy Infomart, a division of Postmedia Network, has added content from Aberdeen Publishing’s 10 community newspapers in British Columbia and Alberta to its upgraded media monitoring and analytics platform. Under this new licensing agreement, Infomart’s clients will have access to print and digital content from Kamloops This Week, Northeast News, Osoyoos Times, Peachland View, Vue Weekly, Prince George Free Press, Merritt Herald, Oliver Chronicle,The Columbia Valley Pioneer and The Local Weekly.

Industry
December 16, 2014 08:48am

Canadian newspapers are invited to submit their work from 2014 to the Associated Press Media Editors’ (APME) annual Journalism Excellence Awards. The competition recognizes superior journalism work that is innovative, well written and incisively reported, and has outstanding multimedia. The competition is open to newspapers, radio, television and digital news sites in the United States and Canada.

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