Newspapers and news media are an essential service connecting communities across the country.  News media play a critical role in our democracy, providing Canadians with trusted, credible information.

Did you know that almost nine in ten Canadians read newspaper content every week? Or that Canadians tend to give newspapers their full attention when reading, while with other types of media they may be more likely to multi-task?

All “truths” are within the 280-character limit, perfect for sending out as a quick tweet. If you do, be sure to tag us at @NewsMediaCanada so that we can see it! #ChampionTheTruth

Click here to read more Ten Tweetable Truths.

Don’t believe everything you read online. Fake news and disinformation online are serious concerns for Canadians.  To help Canadians of all ages critically assess online news and information, and differentiate fake news from real news, News Media Canada developed a simple media literacy tool:  SPOT Fake News Online.

Click here to watch the online video and learn how to SPOT it and STOP it in 4 simple steps.

From October 3 to 9 2021, news media publishers across Canada will celebrate National Newspaper Week.

National Newspaper Week (NNW) is an annual celebration designed to recognize the role that newspapers and their sites play in providing Canadians with credible, factual news and spotlight why news media continues to be a trusted source of information that is critical to our democracy.  It is also a chance to reflect on the essential service newspapers provide with diverse, local, original content that cannot be found anywhere else.

The theme of the 2021 campaign was “Champion the Truth: Spark Conversation”.  Click here to read more about the 2021 National Newspaper Week celebrations.

Champion The Truth Zoom Backgrounds

Liven up your next Zoom call with our Champion The Truth Zoom backgrounds.

This custom print created by iconic Canadian designer Hayley Elsaesser, celebrates and recognizes the essential service newspapers provide by delivering credible, diverse, local and original journalism in Canada.

To use these images in Zoom, just click to download the images and save to your hard drive. In Zoom desktop settings there is an option for Virtual Background where you will be able to click on an image to select the desired virtual background or add your own image by clicking and navigating to the images you just downloaded. Read more about how to change your Zoom virtual background by clicking here.