How to get better photos with less

Journalists are being asked to do everything these days: write, edit, post to social, take the photos, take the video, design the layout and don’t miss deadline. This course will go over some basic and advanced techniques to improve your photography with whatever kind of camera and amount of time you must work with. If […]

The Cost of Media Freedom: The voice of local media in the fight against disinformation

The Embassy of Canada is organizing a webinar on media freedom, safeguarding local voices and quality journalism in Canada and in Finland on 22 March. Both News Media Canada chair Bob Cox, and president and CEO John Hinds will be making presentations. Please register by sending an e-mail to by March 18, 2021. You […]

Programmatic advertising demystified

If the digital advertising you’re selling is restricted to your own newspaper’s Web site, then likely there are now ad agencies and local media companies who are offering your current and prospective advertisers a different kind of online advertising. It’s called programmatic advertising, and it can reach the exact audience a business is targeting—on virtually […]

Submission deadline for 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. Young freelance journalists and student interns whose work has been published in a News Media Canada-member daily newspaper are also eligible to enter. Competition winners are awarded cash prizes of $1,000 in […]

Deadline for Global Youth & News Media Prize

Teachers who help students learn about the importance of press freedom will be honoured by a special award in the 2021 edition of the Global Youth & News Media Prize. The Press Freedom Teacher Award will recognize excellence in assuring that students develop a thorough understanding of the crucial role of journalism in society and […]

Ad Club of Toronto hosting virtual Newspaper Day

For this upcoming Newspaper Day, moderated by John Tory, publishers will be discussing how they can work in partnership with Local Businesses in the re-opening of the economy and support them in 2021.  Register by clicking here.

World Press Freedom Day

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 World Press Freedom Day, on the recommendation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference. May 3 carries a special significance, as it also the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles created by newspaper journalists […]

Build your graduation pages (and more) automatically using InDesign

There is a well-hidden feature in InDesign called "Data Merge". This is not new. In fact, PageMaker had it and it's gotten better. No matter what version of InDesign you are using, you can automate certain page building with this amazing feature. Car ads? Yes, you can get the images and the text on the […]

National Newspaper Awards

For the second year in a row, the traditional gala to announce winners cannot be held because of COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings. Instead, the announcements will be made in a webcast starting at 7 p.m. ET on May 7. To view the webcast at that time, click here. The webcast will also be available afterwards […]


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