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January 7, 2022

Happy New Year 2022 concept

Le Soleil celebrates its 125th birthday

On December 28, Le Soleil, a French-language daily newspaper based in Quebec City, Quebec, celebrated its milestone 125th birthday.

Brunswick News goes live with automated
junior ice hockey content

Brunswick News has launched its automated content pilot project with United Robots, which use a combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Generation (NLG) to produce texts from structured data sets.


2020 OCNA Best Vertical Product

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The Ontario Community Newspapers Association Better Newspapers Competition 2020 awards showcase the hard work, talent and dedication demonstrated by Ontario publishers, editors, reporters, photographers and designers.

Alberta Weekly Newspapers' BNC awards now open

AWNA has opened the competition for its annual BNC awards. Like last year, members are asked to submit their entries online. Deadline for entries is January 31, 2022.

Ottawa Valley newsman reflects on 50 years in the industry

Jeff Maguire marked a half-century in the business this fall. And he says he doesn’t have a single regret.

Nunatsiaq News bursaries help Inuit media students

Black Press-owned Nunatsiaq News has created an innovative new bursary program designed to help Inuit post-secondary students who are interested in a career in journalism, communications or media studies finance their education.


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).

Deadline to apply to Canadian Association of Journalists awards competition is January 14

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CAJ members who submit an individual entry into the Community Written or Community Broadcast categories will have their entry fees waived.

Northern News Service publisher retires

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Bruce Valpy, the publisher of Northern News Service, has announced he is retiring from the industry. Valpy has spent 32 years at Northern News Services

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.

Ontario Junior Citizen Awards competition now open

The Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA) has opened its competition for its annual Junior Citizen competition that recognizes the incredible determination, imagination, and spirit of outstanding young citizens between the ages of 6-17.


Shop Local and support small businesses

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Small businesses (including local newspapers) are the heartbeat of communities across this country, bringing great products to Canadians, creating jobs and sponsoring local sports teams. But they are struggling due to COVID-19 and now, more than ever, they need support.

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.

Celebrating some of the journalists we lost in 2021

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The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) has put together a video tribute to several of the legendary Canadian journalists who died in 2021.

Brandon Sun publisher heads back to B.C.

The Brandon Sun's new publisher Jim Mihaly. (Matt Goerzen/Brandon Sun)
After a half decade as the publisher of the Brandon Sun, Jim Mihaly has decided to leave his post in order to move back to B.C. with his family.

Saluting a Canadian industry sales superstar

Randi Battersby Black Press
Randi Battersby, a senior marketing consultant, with Victoria News/Black Press Media Group, has recently been selected as one of Editor & Publisher magazine’s inaugural Industry Sales Superstars.

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