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National Conference early bird deadline is this Friday

 Don’t miss your chance to attend the 2015 National Conference in Toronto for a discounted rate. Early bird pricing on conference passes and tickets for the OCNA Better Newspaper Awards gala is in effect until Friday, May 1. The National Conference is the Canadian newspaper industry’s largest annual gathering, attracting hundreds of top-level newspaper representatives from daily and community publications. The full day event will include inspiring sessions with dozens of expert speakers, educational workshops and a trade show featuring exhibitors and industry suppliers from across North America.

CJF J-talk: Election 2015: What Stories Swing Votes?

With Canadians headed to the polls no later than October, are voters looking for news stories on the horse race or detailed reporting on policy platforms? Join the Canadian Journalism Foundation at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 13, for a special journalism discussion focused on election coverage. The panel includes Susan Delacourt, author and columnist for the Toronto Star; Frank Graves, president and founder of EKOS Research Associates; David Herle, principal partner with The Gandalf Group; and Adam Radwanski, political columnist with The Globe and Mail. The talk will be moderated by Tom Clark, chief political correspondent for Global National.

National Conference welcomes new sponsors

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

Industry experts join National Conference program

Newspapers Canada is thrilled to announce that four industry experts have joined the program for this year’s National Newspaper Conference. Bob Cox, Publisher, Winnipeg Free Press; Tom Drouillard, CEO, President and Managing Director, Alliance for Audited Media; Andrew Saunders, Chief Revenue Officer, The Globe and Mail; and Ronit White, Manager Strategic Partnerships, Metroland Media – Toronto will each take the stage in Toronto on Friday, May 22. Each speaker will share ideas and success stories with conference delegates during short-and-sweet seven-minute presentations that highlight the central conference theme: sharing ideas that celebrate, motivate and educate the newspaper industry.

Want to learn more about the industry experts scheduled to speak at this year’s National Conference. Visit http://www.newspaperscanada.ca/conference/2015 to view the complete conference program.

Last chance to take advantage of early bird rates for 2015 National Conference

Monday, April 20 is the last day to take advantage of discounted early bird pricing on conference passes and award gala tickets for this year’s National Newspaper Conference. Early bird registrants will receive $100 the cost of conference registration and will also be entered into a special prize draw for complimentary upgrades to Club level rooms at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto.

The special industry event takes place in Toronto on Friday, May 22 and is cohosted by Newspapers Canada and the Ontario Community Newspapers Association. The conference program features a full day of speaker sessions and educational workshops led by renowned industry leaders such as Paul Godfrey, Ken Doctor, Sandy MacLeod, Aime Stein, Val Hoeppner and many more. Presenters will share their inspiring ideas and practical takeaway strategies for newspapers of all sizes.

CJFE to host Access to Information event in Toronto on May 8

An informed public is critical to a functioning democracy, but in Canada the public’s right to information is threatened. The government prevents the gathering of vital information and fails to keep records of the processes used to make important decisions. Where information does exist, access is made difficult and sometimes impossible.

Join Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) in Toronto on Friday, May 8, for a day of engaging conversation about the current challenges to creating, accessing, and sharing information in Canada. Featuring experts working with the system and advocating for change, the day will provide insights into what needs to be done to permit a truly informed public essential to the future of a democratic Canada.

Registration for the event is just $10.

National Conference early-bird deadline is less than two weeks away

Early birds get the perks at this year’s National Conference! Register for Canada’s biggest newspaper industry event of the year before on Monday, April 20 to save $100 off the cost of conference passes. Early bird registrants will also be entered into a special prize draw for complimentary upgrades to Club level rooms at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto.

This year’s newspaper conference takes place in Toronto on Friday, May 22 and is cohosted by Newspapers Canada and the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA). The program offers a full day of speaker sessions and educational workshops featuring dozens of renowned industry leaders who will share inspiring new ideas and practical takeaway strategies for publications of all sizes.

The can’t-miss event also includes an industry trade show and gala dinners for the National Newspaper Awards and the OCNA Better Newspaper Awards.

CAJ and King’s College offer extensive summer data journalism training

The Canadian Association of Journalists and the University of King’s College School of Journalism are teaming up to provide an outstanding two weeks of data journalism training in Halifax.

As part of the CAJ national conference in Halifax, on June 5, there will be a wide variety of hands-on sessions in data and mapping skills.

The conference continues on June 6 with a full-day introductory session at the nearby University of King’s College hosted by two of Canada’s top data journalists: Glen McGregor of the Ottawa Citizen and Fred Vallance-Jones.

The following week, the University of King’s College hosts its eighth annual Summer School in Data Journalism. This weeklong starting on Monday, June 8 and running to June 12 will teach participants how to analyze data and find stories using data and maps. The course will be led by Vallance-Jones and McGregor, along with David Weisz, a digital journalist with the Toronto Star.

CJF hosts J-Talk with award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill

Award-winning investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill will headline the next J-Talk discussion hosted by the Canadian Journalism Foundation in Toronto on Thursday, April 23. Best known for his foreign reporting, the renowned war correspondent is the co-founder of The Intercept, the news site best known for reporting on the Edward Snowden-leaked National Security Agency documents. The talk will be hosted by Globe and Mail editor in chief David Walmsley and each ticket purchase includes a copy of Scahill's best-selling book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield.

Register early to win complimentary room upgrades at the National Conference

Register early for this year’s National Conference for your chance to win a room upgrade at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto. Delegates who purchase their conference pass before the early-bird deadline on Monday, April 20 will be entered into a special prize draw for two complimentary upgrades to Club Level rooms.

Newspaper representatives from across the country will gather in Toronto on Friday, May 22 for the national industry event, co-hosted by Newspapers Canada and the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA). This year’s program features an exciting lineup of expert speakers who will share their innovative business strategies, practical ideas and creative ways to serve and connect with your community. Conference pricing increases in just a couple weeks so be sure to purchase your day pass and awards gala tickets before the deadline on April 20.

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