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JHR hosts Night for Rights in Toronto on September 26

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) hosts a special fundraising gala dinner event in Toronto on September 26 to support human rights journalism in Canada. Every dollar raised at the JHR Night for Rights event will go towards JHR’s life-changing journalism training in Africa, the Middle East and Northern Ontario.

Canadian Right to Know Week is September 22-28

Each year, Right to Know (RTK) Week is celebrated globally as a way to raise awareness about people’s right to access government information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance. In 2014, Canadian RTK Week will take place from Monday, September 22 to Sunday, September 28.

This year marks the ninth year that Canadians will celebrate RTK Week, and there are a number of events taking place across the country in recognition of the event.

Mark your calendar: Canada’s newspaper conference returns to Toronto in 2015

The Canadian newspaper industry’s premier event returns to Toronto in 2015. Newspapers Canada’s annual conference and trade show kicks off on Thursday, May 21, with an evening Welcome Reception.

On Friday, May 22, delegates will choose from a range of programming options covering a variety of topics. The event will also include networking opportunities and time to browse and shop at the trade show. Friday evening festivities include galas celebrating the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s Better Newspaper Awards and the National Newspaper Awards.

Affordable online training for all newsroom staff

Slow news day? Why not brush up on your skills and further your professional development with our convenient and affordable online webinar series. Newspapers Canada is pleased to provide all CNA and CCNA members with high quality expert training at an unbeatable cost. These one-hour webinar sessions are designed to work around your schedule and cover a variety of subjects for editorial, marketing and advertising departments. Summer is the perfect season to further your education and develop a new skill. Register today at

Affordable professional development training at your fingertips

Newspapers Canada offers a variety of cost-effective webinars to assist newspaper staff at all levels with ongoing professional development. Our comprehensive online webinar archive contains over 50 unique training sessions on a variety of topics including social media, SEO, advertising sales, headline writing, multimedia skills and much more.

Presentations are led by media experts from across North America and are tailored towards newspaper staff from a variety of different departments including editorial, circulation, digital, advertising sales and management.

Highlights from WAN-IFRA World Newspaper Congress

From June 7-11, WAN-IFRA held its annual World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum, in Turin, Italy. The event attracted 1,000 publishers, chief editors and other news executives from 87 countries. Some of the industry's leading executives—including Suzanne Raitt from Newspapers Canada—shared their ground-breaking strategies and stories.

Free webinar showcases newspaper research and innovative ads

In this annual presentation, Newspapers Canada shares some exciting new industry research on reader engagement, mobile, flyers and much more. Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, June 19 as Suzanne Raitt showcases the latest data on Canadian newspapers and provides real-world examples of some of the most innovative ads—print, web, tablet and phone—from at home and around the world.

Highlights from Canada’s national newspaper conference

Newspapers Canada hosted Canada’s 95th annual national newspaper conference and trade show in Charlottetown, PEI on May 28-30. Newspaper delegates from across the country attended two full days of speaker sessions, educational workshops, awards galas and networking activities. Highlights from the event—including presentation summaries and photo galleries—can be found online at

Thank you to all who joined us for INK+BEYOND 2014 and please remember to save the date for next year’s industry conference happening in Toronto on May 22, 2015.

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Mark Wasserman scrolls through a recent article by the Ottawa Citizen about the Empress of Ireland ship sinking in 1914.

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