Newspaper journalism—both local and national—is critically important, especially in the reality in which we live.
From October 3 to 9, 2021, news media publishers across Canada celebrated National Newspaper Week.

National Newspaper Week (NNW) is an annual opportunity 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.

Local newspapers deliver vital information to Canadians every day, connecting local communities across the country.  In fact, nine in 10 Canadians (87%) read newspapers each week across Canada – either in print or digital format.

National Newspaper Week is 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 is “Champion the Truth: Spark Conversation”.


To celebrate this year’s National Newspaper Week and provide Canadians with a way to show their support for the industry, News Media Canada has partnered with Canadian artist Ola Volo to create a limited-edition, signed print titled “Champions”.  The signed 20″x19.5″ print is launching as part of this year’s “Champion The Truth” collection, which also includes a lined journal.

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

Ola is known for the strong narrative she brings to life in her work and her ability to spark conversation, bring people together, empower action and shed light on important issues.

The Champion The Truth artwork features three stoic, trailblazing characters representing journalists and readers, as well as multiple landmarks from across the country to celebrate the diversity of people, places and perspectives in Canada.

Items from this exclusive collection were available for purchase, from Sunday October 3, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

View the highlights video from National Newspaper Week 2021 below:

Champion The Truth And Show Your Support

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For more information, please contact Kelly Levson, Director of Marketing and Research, at klevson@newsmediacanada.ca.


This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.