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October 15, 2021


Canada is set to become a global leader in
'Levelling the Playing Field' for local news

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News Media Canada has developed a new ad calling on the re-elected Liberal government to honour their platform promise to introduce legislation within 100 days that would level the playing field between global platforms and Canadian news outlets.

*Save the date*
Industry roundtable on online hate and harassment

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News Media Canada is pleased to be working with a number of its members, fellow journalism associations, and other stakeholders to host a half-day industry roundtable to address possible solutions to the recent increase in online hate being directed at Canadian journalists.


Champion The Truth 2021 collection keeps on giving!

The 2021 Champion The Truth collection by Ola Volo is available for purchase until the end of year. Get your materials, show how much you care about newspapers, and support a good cause.

Vancouver Province sports writer Steve Ewen honoured
by B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Last week, Vancouver Province sports writer Steve Ewen was selected as a recipient of the Eric Whitehead Inspired Service Award. In its fourth year of being awarded, it was named after the former Province sports editor and columnist who was instrumental in the founding of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.

Longtime CP journalist Mel Sufrin dies at 96

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Over the course of a 69-year journalism career, including nearly 45 with The Canadian Press, Mel Sufrin established himself as an avid storyteller and stickler for grammar, but above all is remembered by family and former colleagues as a sweet and thoughtful "gentleman."

The countdown to Media Literacy Week 2021 is on

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Canadians are spending more time online during the pandemic and this year’s Media Literacy Week aims to put the spotlight on the essential digital literacy skills needed by today’s digital citizens. Canada’s 16th annual Media Literacy Week runs from October 25 to 30.

Carleton University’s Rachel Watts named
2021 Fraser MacDougall Prize winner

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Rachel Watts, a fourth-year undergraduate journalism student at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting.


IAB goes deep on digital spending

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Digital ad spending in Canada recorded a growth of 11.1% to $9.62 billion in 2020, a new report from IAB Canada has found. According to the findings, social media made up 27.7% of digital spending at $2.67 billion, and was the second highest-growing category in 2020. That was up from 22.7% compared to the prior year.

Last call to submit to the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy

Make your submission to the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy
The Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy is awarded annually by the Centre for Free Expression, Canadian Association of Journalists, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and News Media Canada to call public attention to governments, government departments and agencies that distinguish themselves by denying public access to government information to which the public has a right under access-to-information legislation.

National Newspaper Awards seeks new judges

The National Newspaper Awards is seeking new judges for the 2021 competition, and inviting applications from interested and qualified individuals inside and outside of journalism.

CJF event focuses on climate-solutions journalism

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In advance of COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow later this month, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is holding a free webcast Special Event on the importance of climate-solutions journalism.

Two journalists awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their heroic work championing press freedom in countries were journalists are attacked for the simple act of doing their jobs.

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