What if real superheroes don’t wear capes – what if Clark Kent, the newspaper reporter, was the real superhero all along? Superheroes of all kinds share a few familiar traits – they give voice to the voiceless, shine a light on injustice and give back to their communities when they need them most. These are the same traits and services that local news media provide every week.
In about six weeks, we will spotlight the critical role of newspapers and the people behind the news as part of National Newspaper Week 2022, celebrated from Sunday October 2 to Saturday October 8. Credible factual reporting continues to be a vital component of our society, and local news media outlets and the people who make them possible are the true defenders of democracy.
To pay tribute to these superheroes and the power of their work – their words – News Media Canada is developing a custom font entitled “Champions“, which will be available for free download and use.
A new ad campaign is also in development, along with additional resources to help you celebrate locally. Watch this space for more details on this year’s program over the coming weeks.
For more information, reach out to Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.