Great West Newspapers’ 19 Alberta titles are now members of the National NewsMedia Council.
“This is yet another sign that editorial transparency and accountability are defining characteristics of quality journalism,” says John Fraser, the NNC’s executive chair. “And quality journalism lives at the heart of a strong democracy.”
Great West Newspapers had agreed to join the NNC after the Alberta Press Council ceased operations at the end of 2018. It had served Alberta’s weekly newspapers since 1972.
“Telling the important stories of our communities is what we do best,” says Duff Jamison, president and CEO of Great West Newspapers. “We have always believed in the work of press councils so we’re happy to join the NNC because membership allows us to continue showing our readers that they matter to us.”