National Newspaper Week 2022
Champions of the Truth: The Real Superheroes
Newspaper journalism—both local and national—is critically important, especially in the reality in which we live.
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 (86%) 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 2022 campaign is “Champions of the Truth: The Real Superheroes”.
To celebrate this year’s National Newspaper Week, News Media Canada has created a custom font entitled, “Champions”, available to all Canadians for free download. Designed with both print and digital platforms in mind the Champions Font honours newspapers’ history while looking forward to a bright and multi-platformed future.
Inspired by the essential service that newspapers provide, the Champions font highlights the power of words and the people behind the newspapers who use them to communicate essential information to Canadians each and every day. These real-life superheroes keep our democracy thriving through a vibrant and independent news media.
Champions is a geo-humanist font that incorporates both humanistic traits — which mimic hand motions reflecting the craft and artistry that goes into producing credible news each day — and highly geometric figures — which represent the structure and rigour of fact-checking, editing, and producing high-quality credible content newspapers are known for.
News Media Canada is encouraging Canadians to show their support for newspapers and their digital platforms by downloading and using the free Champions font.