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February 11, 2022

Update on news media remuneration

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We expect the federal government will soon introduce legislation that will be modelled on Australia’s News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code.

John Honderich, legendary former publisher
of the Toronto Star, has died

Honderich, who served as chair of Torstar Corp. until its sale to NordStar Capital in 2020, was a member of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario and was recognized by the Canadian Journalism Foundation in 2019 for lifetime achievement in journalism.

The Record celebrates 125 years of local journalism

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Despite bumps and bruises, the legendary Sherbrooke Record, Quebec’s oldest English-language publication, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.


2020 Net Advertising Volumes report now available

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In 2020, total advertising spending from major reported media accounted for $14.4 billion, down slightly due to the pandemic. Internet advertising continues to climb, placing it in the top-ranked media position

New report from CJF and CAJ finds
online hate is harming journalists and democracy

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) have released “Poisoned Well,” the troubling findings of an industry roundtable on journalists and online hate.

Supporting a healthy, responsible media ecosystem

The Canadian Media Manifesto works to create a robust environment where local journalism can thrive, to create a diverse range of channels for advertisers to speak to consumers, and to facilitate an engaged citizenry.

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

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After a successful National Newspaper Week campaign in October 2021, we still have about 30 limited-edition signed “Champions” prints remain available for purchase from Ola’s art gallery. They are available until February 28, 2022.


Share some good news and promote
the power of newspapers on social media

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Get in on the action and share images of some of News Media Canada’s industry promotion campaigns to showcase the strengths of newspapers and news media sites.

U.S. publishers push for Australia-style legislation with Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

Efforts to compel tech giants to compensate news organizations for their content took centre stage again last week, as the U.S. Senate held a debate on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA).

Ontario Community Newspapers Association
welcomes new CEO

News Media Canada wishes to extend a warm welcome to Ronda Parkes, who has been named the new CEO of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA).


AWNA Award of Excellence for Best Ad Campaign

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The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) encourages excellence by sponsoring an annual provincial competition to celebrate the achievements of its member newspapers. Congratulations to the 2020 Awards of Excellence winners in the Ad Campaign category.

This is your last chance to submit for the Michener
Awards and Fellowships

The nominations are open until Friday, February 18, 2022, and instructions for submitting a nomination are available online.

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