November 2011

Webinar: Follow the Money: Reading Financial Statements

November 28, 2011

Even if you aren’t covering the business beat, it’s valuable to know your way around a balance sheet. Learn how read financial statements and identify the potential stories they tell. During this editorial webinar, Kelly Toughill will lead you through the sometimes confusing world of high finance.

Event Date: 6 December 2011 (All day)

Speaker: Kelly Toughill, MBA, and director and associate professor of the school of journalism at the University of King’s College.

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $25.00

Click here to register

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New staff appointment at Newspapers Canada

November 28, 2011

Jason Grier is joining the staff at Newspapers Canada as a public affairs specialist. He comes to the association after working for five and a half years at Hill & Knowlton where he most recently held the position of vice-president and national director, health policy.

Grier has over a dozen years of experience in government and public affairs in a variety of progressive position at both the federal and provincial level, as well as in healthcare communications and the cultural sector

He begins in his new position on December 1, at which point he can be reached at

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Transcontinental becomes TC. Transcontinental

November 28, 2011

Transcontinental, one of the country’s leading printing and publishing companies, has launched a new brand image that includes a new name, logo, slogan and website. The company will now be known as TC. Transcontinental, and its two sectors as TC. Media and TC. Transcontinental Printing.

According to a press release, “Beyond the truncation of the word Transcontinental, the ‘t’ in ‘tc’ stands for technology, while the ‘c’ represents community.” The updated positioning, “TC. Transcontinental, the Canadian leader in marketing activation,” is intended to emphasize the brand’s communications offerings across multiple platforms.

TC. Transcontinental has been working for over a year on the new branding, collaborating with Cohesion Strategies, a Montreal-based consultancy specialized in brand strategy, and Bleublancrouge, a Montreal-based advertising and design agency.

To learn more about the new branding initiative, visit TC. Transcontinental’s redesigned website at

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Gambo girl named The Beacon’s Carrier of the Year

November 17, 2011

When Jordan Lane told one of her regular customers on her paper route she’d been named Carrier of the Year, the woman’s howls of delight could be heard several houses away.

“Congratulations!” the woman exclaimed. “That deserves a big hug!”

It wasn’t the first, nor the last, hug 10-year-old Jordan received Nov. 3, as she spent an hour delivering The Beacon to close to 20 homes throughout Gambo. It’s a route she took over from her brother and one she enjoys tremendously.

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Canada Periodical Fund 2012-2013 Aid to Publishers application now online

November 3, 2011

The Department of Canadian Heritage has released the 2012-2013 Applicant’s Guide and Application Form for the Aid to Publisher component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF).

Both documents are available on the CPF website at

Applications must be postmarked or date stamped on or before the application deadline of December 12, 2011. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Aid to Publishers (ATP) component is the largest of three parts of the Canada Periodical Fund and provides financial assistance to paid-circulation non-daily newspapers and paid or request circulation magazines. Since the 2011-2012 fiscal year, ATP funding has been calculated using a circulation-based funding formula.

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For more information:

Canada Periodical Fund
Telephone: 1-800-641-9221

John Hinds, Chief Executive Officer
Newspapers Canada

Tina Ongkeko, Managing Director, Community Media
Newspapers Canada

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