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November 19, 2021

Explaining the federal government's new
Special Measures for Journalism fund

In mid-October, the Department of Canadian Heritage announced a new program to assist publishers called the ‘Special Measures for Journalism’ fund. With the November 29 deadline to submit applications fast approaching, we wanted to answer some of your FAQ about the program.


Trust matters: Canadians turn to news outlets
for information they need to know

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The results of a new survey has found that Canadians resoundingly view establish news outlets as the best source for reliable news and information when compared to social media platforms.

Members: We want to hear from you!

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Whether you're a member of a major news organization or a local independent - don't be shy! Send us your updates to: We'd be happy to be a key member of your 'hype team' and share your successes with the rest of the industry.


Sharing some award-winning front pages
from Saskatchewan weeklies

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News Media Canada is pleased to showcase award winning newspaper content from Better Newspapers Competitions (BNC) across the country. Starting next week, News Media Canada will be introducing a 'BNC Awards Showcase' as a regular feature in our weekly News on News newsletter.

News Media Canada wins prestigious award for
2020 National Newspaper Week campaign

We’re very proud to share with you that News Media Canada’s 2020 National Newspaper Week campaign has been recognized with a Silver award from the Canadian Public Relations Society.

The Chilliwack Progress introduces new
digital subscription program

The Chilliwack Progress, which is owned by Black Press Media, recently launched a special added-value subscription program that provides readers with exclusive content and premium benefits catered to their needs.

News Media Canada showcases award winning content

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Every week winners from regional Better Newspaper Competitions are featured on our Instagram page. The social media posts include the top three winners from different categories and different regions across the country.

The OCNA is looking for judges for its next BNC awards

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Judging for this year's competition will begin December 13th, 2021 and must be completed no later than January 14th, 2022.

Remembering renowned Canadian journalist Ian Adams

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Ian Adams, the legendary Canadian writer and journalist who, in 1967, wrote the cover story for Maclean’s magazine about an Indigenous boy named Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack’s efforts to return home after running away from a residential school, died this past week.

Canadian journalists are asked to participate in landmark survey of mental health and well-being

The Taking Care Survey is seeking anonymous input from thousands of staff, freelance journalists and others involved in news and editorial work from coast to coast to coast.

The Michener-Baxter Award for Exceptional Service to Canadian Journalism is accepting public nominations

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The Michener-Baxter Award for Exceptional Service to Canadian Journalism honours outstanding contributions to the cause of public interest journalism in Canada.

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