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December 17, 2021


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

House of Commons
A thorough investigation, published in Press Gazette, estimates that Australia-style regulation on companies such as Facebook and Google could be worth anywhere from $100-150 million.

Op-ed: News publishers need federal legislation
passed by June

A new op-ed written by Jamie Irving and Paul Deegan, and published in The Hill Times, urges the Prime Minister to follow through on his campaign promise to introduce legislation to compel tech giants to fairly compensate publishers for their content.

Big Tech facing numerous lawsuits from
newspapers in the United States

A new report from Axios reveals that hundreds of newspapers across the United States have been filing antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook, alleging the firms monopolized the digital ad market that sucked revenue from local news outlets.


Awards Showcase: SWNA Photographer of the Year

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The BNC Awards recognize the outstanding work produced each week and celebrates the vibrancy of community newspapers across Canada. Congratulations to the SWNA 2020 BNC winners of the Photographer of the Year category!

Advocate Printing and Publishing buys U.S. magazines

Advocate Printing and Publishing, based in Pictou, Nova Scotia, has acquired Maine Magazine and Maine Home + Design.

Lake Report's 'Pandemic Heroes' and 'Shop Local' projects win contest

The Lake Report was one of nine finalists in Meridian Credit Union’s small business contest for organizations that showed “resilience, innovation and community spirit” in the face of the pandemic.

Southern Manitoba Review announces its closure

This community newspaper has served the Cartwright/Mather, MB. area since 1899. The Review is an independent newspaper which has been in the Wallace family for more than 110 years.


Puzzles, games and online quizzes boost engagement, research shows

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Data from Totum Research find that print readers are 42% more likely to engage with puzzles games and comics in addition to the local information and advertising that are consistently top reasons for readers to turn to their trusted print newspaper.

Canadian Association of Journalists awards
program accepting nominations

Canadian Association of Journalists-Call for submissions to the
CAJ members who submit an individual entry into the Community Written or Community Broadcast categories will have their entry fees waived.

North Shore News announces new publisher

The North Shore News has announced that Matt Blair has joined the publication as its new publisher.
Blair has nearly 20 years in the newspaper industry, including time in classifieds, sales and production.

News Media Canada continues its support
for Family Literacy Day

Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative. News Media Canada has long been a supporter of this important initiative and we are pleased to continue our support in 2022.

Transcontinental CEO retires after overseeing major transition

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François Olivier, the long-time chief executive of Transcontinental, retired last week following more than a decade at the helm of the Montreal-based company.

Postmedia announces 2022 Michelle Lang Fellowship winner

Postmedia has announced that journalist Jessica Mundie as the recipient of this year’s Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism.


Fact sheet: Printed flyers work!

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Flyers help increase top-of-mind awareness among consumers when deciding where to purchase a product and are pivotal methods of increasing sales and foot traffic across many industries.

National Newspaper Awards names award after pioneering Black journalist Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary
The Mary Ann Shadd Cary Award for Columns will be presented for the first time when 2021 winners are announced on May 6, 2022. This is the eighth National Newspaper Award to be named after an important journalist of the past.

Canadian Journalism Foundation awards and
fellowships program now open

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To celebrate the exceptional work of journalists and news organizations across the country and to provide professional growth opportunities for emerging journalistic talent, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is now accepting entries for its 2022 awards and fellowships program.

Andria Samis appointed as new program director
of National Newspaper Awards

Samis will replace Sharon Hockin, who is stepping down at the end of the organization’s current fiscal year next June. Samis joins Bev Wake, who earlier was appointed the NNAs’ next Executive Director, also effective July 1.

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.

See you in 2022!

This marks the final edition of your News on News newsletter for 2021. We look forward to bringing you all the industry happenings, once again, in 2022. Until then, we hope you all have a wonderful and happy holiday season.

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