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November 27, 2020

New Federal Lobby Week Resources to support
Levelling the Digital Playing Field

New Federal Lobby Week Resources to support Levelling the Digital Playing Field
News Media Canada is spearheading an industry initiative to level the digital playing field for newspapers, and the industry needs your help. Newspaper publishers are encouraged to join News Media Canada’s Federal Lobby Week to promote industry calls for action found in the Levelling the Digital Playing Field report. View our online publisher toolkit.

Media co-ops in Québec and Ontario launch
digital subscription service

Media co-ops in Québec and Ontario launch digital subscription service
The six regional members media co-ops in Québec and Ontario have achieved another milestone of their business plan with the launch of a digital subscription service.

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Four ways to increase audience engagement
during the pandemic

Four ways to increase audience engagement during the pandemic
Due to the new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, publishers have been turning to new methods for generating loyalty and engagement in audiences. One of these methods is attempting to increase loyalty and subscriptions by deepening the experience of their users.

2021-2022 Aid to Publishers funding cycle announced

2021-2022 Aid to Publishers funding cycle announced
The 2021-2022 Application Guidelines and application form for the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) are now available.

Manitoba government clarifies that newspapers are 'essential'

Manitoba government clarifies that newspapers are 'essential'
Manitoba's provincial government has added newspapers to a series of products it deems essential. An earlier announcement had accidentally omitted newspapers from this list.

How national newspapers are filling
the COVID-19 induced ad void

How national newspapers are filling the COVID-19 induced ad void
This week, Media in Canada published a story earlier this week that examined how the decline in ad spending in certain sectors of the economy has forced newspapers to shift their focus to new advertising categories and non-advertising products.

The Toronto Star introduces new mobile app

The Toronto Star introduces new mobile app
The new app provides an enhanced user-friendly look and provides readers with a streamlined reading experience.

Metroland launches parcel delivery service

Metroland launches parcel delivery service
Metroland Media has launched an innovative parcel delivery service heralding a new chapter in its venerable 150-year history of serving Ontarians.

MARKETING FEATURE

Last call for our: Champion the Truth national contest

Don't miss out: Champion the Truth national contest now open!
As a way to extend the celebration and recognition of Canadian newspapers and news media from this year's National Newspaper Week, we’re running a national social media contest. The contest is being hosted on Hayley Elsaesser’s Instagram channel (@hayleyelsaesser) and gives Canadians a chance to win a Champion the Truth capsule collection prize pack.

Finalists for 2020 Jack Webster Awards announced

Finalists for 2020 Jack Webster Awards announced
The finalists in the 14 different categories for the 2020 Webster Awards, Western Canada's preeminent journalism awards, have been announced.

This Week's Featured Course on Newspaper Training:
Video Story Forms and Editorial Planning

This Week's Featured Course on Newspaper Training: Video Story Forms and Editorial Planning
In this module, Michael Roberts provides viewers with ways to give shape and purpose to online video, showing how to develop several video story forms (is it a how-to, a slice of life, or a person-on-the-street interview) to help reporters, photographers and editors, identify good video opportunities.

'In the Biz'

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