As a way to deliver cost-effective training to members across the country, the CNA 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.
Note: Most Canadian newspaper companies are corporate members of CNA, which means that as an employee you are automatically a member. If you are employed at a community newspaper which is a member of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association, you are also eligible for the member rate.
Feb. 17 – DIGITAL PUBLISHING – E-EDITIONS – FREE WEBINAR
Speaker: Ben Edwards, PageSuite
This demonstration will show you how to build new revenue streams and increase your readership with e-editions.
Feb. 24 – WRITING SUPERB FEATURE STORIES
Speaker: Jon Wells, Hamilton Spectator
Tips from an award-winning journalist and author
March 10 – LEGAL ISSUES FOR EDITORS: LIBEL AND PUBLICATION BANS
Cost: FREE for CNA and CCNA members, $50 for non-members
Hear it directly from the lawyer. Our speaker, Tony Wong, of the Toronto firm Blake Cassels, will cover publication bans (what kinds, when to challenge them), and then do a quick update on the principles of libel (what to watch for in print and online). A great refresher session for new and experienced reporters and editors.
An update on the legal issues affecting newsrooms.
March 24 – INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: BETTER DATABASE SEARCHING
Speaker: Author and journalist Julian Sher
Brush up on the skills that are the basis for any serious reporting. This is a special 90-minute session.
April 14 – OPENING CREDIT ACCOUNTS: THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL COLLECTIONS
Speaker: Ross Edmunds