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December 3, 2021

Canadian news industry aims for campaign to regulate
Tech Giants to pay off big

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For more than a year, News Media Canada has been calling on the federal government to implement legislation that will compel Facebook and Google to pay news publishers for the use of their content. A new story estimates what kind of financial payoff could be coming in the near future.

Bob Cox, former News Media Canada chair, announces
plans to retire as publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press

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Bob Cox, the former chair of News Media Canada’s board of directors, announced that he would be retiring from his role as publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press. A successor is expected to be in place in the new year.


Award-winning front pages from MCNA members

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The BNC Awards celebrate and showcase newspapers that serve their communities each and every week with their hard work and professionalism. Community newspapers are on the front lines, keeping the citizens of their communities informed and updated with local, trusted and vital information.

Supporting a healthy, responsible media ecosystem

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Shannon Lewis, the president of the Canadian Media Directors' Council, explains why now is the right time for the media community to pledge their commitment to support a healthy responsible media ecosystem.

Listowel Banner general manager Bill Huether
announces departure after 25 years

For the past 16 years, Huether has served as the general manager of the Listowel Banner. He also headed up the Wingham Advance Times and Walkerton Herald-Times, as well as Midwestern Newspapers’ free regional weekly, the Independent Plus.


Digital newspaper readership continues
to grow, research shows

On a weekly basis, daily newspaper brands reach over two out of three adults across Canada. Just under 21 million adults (67%) read/looked through newspaper content in the past week (print/digital).

Hugh Johnston, former president of the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association, has died

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Former AWNA president Hugh Johnston died on Nov. 27 in Creston, B.C. He was one day shy of turning 81.

Deadline extended for applications to
Special Measures for Journalism fund

This program is a special temporary fund. It is designed to help free circulation non-daily community news publications that do not receive funding through the Aid to Publishers program but who continue to experience financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New deadline to apply is December 6, 2021 at 5 pm ET.

The Globe and Mail honoured with
2021 WAN-IFRA Digital Media Award

The Globe and Mail has been recognized by WAN-IFRA with a 2021 Digital Media Award for ‘best paid content strategy’ which includes paywalls, membership or crowdfunding models

Entries now open for National Newspaper Awards

Entries will be accepted in 22 categories between December 1, 2021, and January 15, 2022. Finalists will be announced in mid-March, and winners will be announced on Friday, May 6, 2022.


News Media Canada resources to support
your sales and marketing work

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News Media Canada has several Sales & Marketing tools to promote the industry locally and across Canada. Save the links below for easy access to the wealth of material on the News Media Canada website.

Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Associations is looking for judges for its 2021 BNC awards competition

The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association is currently seeking judges for their 2021 Better Newspapers Competition. The entries will be made available by mid January and we would require the scores and comments returned by mid February.

Winners of the 2021 EU-Canada
Young Journalist Fellowship announced

Three young journalists have been selected by the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Delegation of the European Union to Canada as winners of the 2021 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship.

Looking to hire? Let us know and we'll help spread the word

Is your news organization looking to hire to fill a role on your editorial, sales, or management teams? If so, we’re happy to help you spread the word.

No News on News next week


Please note that there will not be a News on News newsletter distributed next week. We will return to your inboxes with all the important industry happenings on December 17.

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