Training and Education

Industry courses and training programs

Click the links below to learn more about our educational initiatives.


Newspapers Canada Webinars

As a way to deliver cost-effective training to members across the country, Newspapers Canada schedules a webinar series from September to May each year. Most of the sessions are one hour, and they cover a variety of subjects for editorial, marketing and advertising departments. Registration is done online and there is a small fee with a discount for members.

Learn more about the Newspapers Canada webinar series »


Sales Certification Program

Newspapers Canada has partnered with Local Media Association (LMA) to offer our members innovative sales training certification courses at a special discounted rate. The LMA online training program provides media salespeople with the skills and tools they need to progress from transaction-focused selling to true consultative selling. Participants will learn how to transform their sales relationships into collaborative business partnerships that produce dramatic, long-term and measurable sales results.

Courses have been designed by LMA in partnership with industry and training professionals. Suitable for both new and veteran newspaper sales personnel, these on-demand courses allow staff to learn at their own pace in the office or at home.

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NewsTrain Vancouver 

Newspapers Canada is hosting a two-day NewsTrain editorial workshop in Vancouver on April 25-26. This renowned training program is open to professional and student journalists and is organized by the Associated Press Media Editors (APME). The training program brings high-calibre industry experts together with journalists and delivers a program based on the specific editorial training needs in the host region.

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Media Credit Services Education Series

As part of the training and education program by Newspapers Canada, a three-part webinar series has been developed for the staff and managers of advertising agencies to aid in managing accounts receivable. Part one deals with Building an Effective Credit Policy, part two covers Effective Collection Techniques and the final webinar in the series covers Legal Issues of Collection. To obtain a copy of the series, or individual webinars, please contact Ross Edmunds at

For more information about Media Credit Services educational programming please contact:

Ross Edmunds
Credit Analyst, Newspapers Canada
Phone: 416-923-3567 ext 222


INK+BEYOND conference and trade show

INK+BEYOND is the newspaper industry's largest annual conference in Canada. The conference program features speaker presentations, training workshops, networking opportunities, awards galas and more.

INK+BEYOND 2015 will take place on May 22, 2015 in Toronto, ON.

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Photo Doctor training videos

This two minute Photo Doctor training video offers tips for photojournalists looking to improve their skills.The advice is designed to help you bring back better photos from every assignment.

The first installment of the series is hosted by Peter Bregg, an instructor at the Ryerson School of Journalism and a former photographer with Macleans magazine, The Canadian Press and Associated Press.

If you are a photographer interested in sharing your own tips on photography, or you have suggestions on future topics, contact us at

Click here to view the first installment of The Photo Doctor »


Anytime online training for journalists

Choose your course and work at your own speed - some are free, others at a nominal charge:

Courses are available in design, editing, ethics, leadership, multimedia and more.