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News industry pivots to subscriptions in 2019

News industry leaders are doubling down on their focus on subscription services going into 2019, with half of the Editors-in-Chief, CEOs, Managing Directors, and Heads...

What is “Readers per Copy” and how can you calculate it?

Readers per Copy (RPC) is calculated by dividing the total publication audience/readership (collected with a readership survey like Vividata or the previous ComBase survey) by...

Saskatchewan town and city councils pushing for less transparency

The issue of public notice is surfacing again in the province of Saskatchewan.  Some SK town and city councils are attempting to end the...

Social media inaccurate despite being popular U.S. news source

For the first time social media has beaten out print as an avenue for news consumption for adults in the United States, according to...

Alberta Press Council shuts its doors

The Alberta Press Council ceased to exist effective December 31, 2019. The Alberta Press Council, which has been in operation since 1972, was an independent...

Legendary sports writer Jim Taylor dies

Celebrated B.C. sports writer Jim Taylor died earlier this week at the age of 82. A celebrated sports columnist throughout the province and across Canada...

The short story of how a printed newspaper in Moosomin, SK,...

In Moosomin, a small town of 3,000 Saskatchewan residents, print is still alive and well for their community newspaper, The World-Spectator. The November 26, 2018 edition...

Campbell River Mirror connects with students

To engage and inspire the next generation of readers, the Campbell River Mirror partners with a local teacher to feature student contributions in a regular feature,...

Exciting news: Community newspapers are now eligible to compete for National...

Community newspapers across Canada will be eligible to enter the National Newspaper Awards this year for the first time. Revisions to contest rules approved September 27 by the organization's...

Playing around with newspapers to prove a point

Davidson, Saskatchewan is a small town situated a little more than 100 kilometers southeast of Saskatoon.  Although it only has about a thousands residents, it...