CNA/CCNA Webinars: Low-cost Training for all Departments

As a way to deliver cost-effective training to members across the country, the CNA schedules a webinar series from September to May each year. Most of the sessions are one hour, and they cover a variety of subjects for editorial, marketing and advertising departments. Registration is done online and there is a small fee with a discount for members.

Note: Most Canadian newspaper companies are corporate members of CNA, which means that as an employee you are automatically a member. If you are employed at a community newspaper which is a member of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association, you are also eligible for the member rate.

Jan. 27 - SMALL CLAIMS COURT CHANGES (for Ontario)
Speaker: Ross Edumunds
Learn about the changes that have been made (in effect this month) to the Small Claims process in Ontario, and hear about strategies to get a settlement rather than going through a collection agency.
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Feb. 10 - BUILDING BETTER ADS
Speaker: Suzanne Raitt, CNA
At the core of a great ad is a great idea. To get there, ask the right questions. This session provides key questions (an effective creative brief) and examples of newspaper ads to make the point. A fun session with lots of idea starters and pointers.
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Feb. 24 - WRITING SUPERB FEATURE STORIES
Speaker: Jon Wells, Hamilton Spectator
Tips from an award-winning journalist and author

March 10 - LEGAL ISSUES FOR EDITORS
Speaker: Media lawyer Tony Wong; Blake Cassels

March 24 - INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: BETTER DATABASE SEARCHING
Speaker: Author and journalist Julian Sher
Brush up on the skills that are the basis for any serious reporting. This is a special 90-minute session.

April 14 - OPENING CREDIT ACCOUNTS: THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL COLLECTIONS
Speaker: Ross Edmunds

April 28 - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS: TIPS ON FILING
Speaker: Fred Vallance Jones, University of King’s College, Halifax
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CNA/CCNA members who missed any of the past webinars, can view the presentations online in the Members Area. If you don't already have a login/password for the Members Area, and you work for a CNA or CCNA-member newspaper, you can register here.

For information contact: Susan Down, sdown@cna-acj.ca