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2019 PRESENTATION: Government has a duty to inform Canadians about its...

Government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions.  Publishing public notices in newspapers is vital to the democratic process...

News Media Canada calls on all federal party leaders to curtail unfair flyer distribution...

News Media Canada today calls on the federal party leaders to commit to restricting Canada Post’s plans to expand its flyer distribution using an unfair advantage provided to them by the government. Canada Post has...

A federal election is happening. Are you prepared?

With the writ now dropped and a federal election called for October 21st, News Media Canada is providing this guide to members with some tried and true answers to common questions about election laws. Some...

Here’s a ‘how to’ guide on how to submit your information to the Competition...

Information regarding the process of submitting information to the Competition Bureau, as well as the type of information we are most interested in is under the heading “Sharing information with the Competition Bureau”. Parties can...

Research: The truth builds trust

Earlier this year NewsMediaWorks, the Australian industry association, released the 3rd study into ADTRUST, revealing insights into consumer trust in media and the ads placed there.  Similar to Canadian research, their results found that the highest...
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Competition Bureau calls for businesses to report potentially anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy

The Competition Bureau has published a call-out for information from Canada’s business community about conduct in the digital economy that may be harmful to competition. The Bureau is seeking information from businesses and other interested parties regarding...

Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts submits final report and recommendations to...

The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts today released its final report and recommendations to the Government of Canada to assist with the equitable and effective implementation of tax measures in support...

2019 PRESENTATION: Government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs (PDF)

Government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions.  Publishing public notices in newspapers is vital to the democratic process of a community.  In most cases the newspaper is also...

Local Newspapers: Engaged and Connected (Fact Sheet)

This new 2019 research, funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, finds that print newspaper ads are the most effective and engaging form of advertising. This new study was conducted by Totum Research on behalf...

2019 Research: Local Newspapers: Engaged and Connected (Presentation)

This new 2019 research, funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, finds that print newspaper ads are the most effective and engaging form of advertising. This new study was conducted by Totum Research on behalf...

The Impact of Colour

Does colour in newspaper ads work?  Industry research confirms what most of us already know … colour has a significant impact on newspaper ad noting scores compared to black and white ads. Research on...

Newspapers 24/7: 2019 Edition (PDF and PowerPoint)

Access to digital news platforms has only increased Canadians’ access to news content, and consequently more Canadians than ever are reading newspapers, in print or digital formats. Rather than give up their printed reading habit,...

Newspapers 24/7: 2019 Edition Overview (Fact Sheet)

Access to digital news platforms has only increased Canadians’ access to news content, and consequently more Canadians than ever are reading newspapers, in print or digital formats. Rather than give up their printed reading...