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January 21, 2022

Call for Entries: 31st Annual Hon. Edward Goff Penny
Memorial Prizes for Young Journalists

Young reporters at News Media Canada member daily news media are invited to submit their best work from 2021 for consideration for the 31st annual Hon. Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Journalists. This annual competition is open to daily newspaper journalists between the ages of 20 and 25, working for News Media Canada member daily newspapers.

WSJ story chronicles how Google allegedly
misled publishers and advertisers

According to the story, Google pocketed the difference between what it told publishers and advertisers that an ad cost and used the pool of money to manipulate future auctions to expand its digital monopoly.

Don't miss the conversation:
What’s in the future for Canadian creators?

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The eighth annual DM@X Conference will be a national two-day ZOOM conference that will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 21-22, 2022, from 12 noon to 5 pm (EST) each day. The DM@X Conference is an academic conference sponsored by over 20 educational institutions across Canada.


Best Colour Photo from SWNA's 2021 BNC Awards

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A good colour photo needs to start with good lighting and a subject that has some kind of dramatic colour to work with. It often requires a bit of work in Photoshop to clean out the mid-tones, increase the contrast, and push up the sharpening to make it pop.

Former AWNA president and publisher George Meyer has died

Meyer was an active member of the AWNA and the CCNA. He held various roles on the boards, and received several awards and honours including the CCNA Gold Quill Award, for 50 years of service to the industry.

Journalist working to save 136-year-old
Ontario community newspaper

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A Canadian journalist who arrived in Canada as a refugee claimant from Pakistan in the early 2000s is looking to restart the local newspaper in the community of Tilbury, Ont., after it was closed in 2020.


What happens when brands stop advertising?

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Research shows that cutting back during a downturn often results in a decline in sales and is challenging to recover from. The data showed that stopping advertising for just a year puts growth at risk.

Torstar appoints Chris Patheiger
as head of digital advertising products

Torstar Corporation announced today that Chris Patheiger has been appointed as Head of Digital Advertising Products, responsible for digital advertising product development across the company.

ISWNE accepting entries for Golden Quill contest

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The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) is accepting entries for its annual Golden Quill editorial writing contest. The deadline to apply to this competition is Feb. 1, 2022.


News Media Canada members can get
a limited-edition ‘Champions’ print

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“Champions” was inspired by conversations between Ola Volo and industry stakeholders from local newspapers across the country and celebrates the local news industry as champions of truth in Canada.

Michener Awards now accepting nominations

The Michener Awards and Fellowships are administered by the Michener Awards Foundation in partnership with the Rideau Hall Foundation. Submissions are now open for the Michener Awards and Fellowships! The deadline to apply is February 18, 2022.

Are you ready to celebrate Family Literacy Day next week?

Families, libraries and literacy groups across the country are getting ready to once again celebrate the annual Family Literacy Day, which takes place on January 27th.

Will you be going for COPA gold?

The 2021 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) ceremony will be held on February 10, 2022 in a virtual event on a Paradise Island. If you would like to attend, the deadline for registration is Friday, February 4.

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