March 2019

Call for Entries: 2019 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

March 8, 2019

Entries are now being accepted online for the 2019 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards! Open to member and non-member community newspapers and post-secondary campus newspapers across the country, the CCNAwards celebrate the best in community publishing from the previous year.

Download the entry book from the CCNAwards website at Be sure to submit your entries by Friday, April 12, 2019.

Early-Bird Draw for News Media Canada Members

Send in your entries early for a chance to win back your total entry fee! Community newspapers that submit their entries and payment by Friday, April 5, 2019, will be entered into this special early-bird draw. Open to News Media Canada members only.

Encourage your staff and colleagues to gather and submit their best work. Participants can compete in a diverse range of categories covering editorial, photography and multimedia work in various circulation classes. Please note:

  • The CCNAwards are now open to both member and non-member community newspapers.
  • Campus newspapers from post-secondary institutions are invited to compete in a separate division.
  • English and French entries in General Excellence, Editorial and Digital categories will be judged separately.

Visit the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards website at to download the entry book. For more information, please contact Kelly Gorven at

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News Media Canada ‘Proud Advertiser’ campaign

March 4, 2019

News Media Canada is pleased to release the first phase of the Proud Advertiser campaign as part of the ongoing Newspapers Matter program.  This campaign is designed to remind your advertisers of the many benefits associated with advertising in local newspapers.

Publishers are encouraged to run these ads (in various sizes) throughout their paper to encourage consumers to support local businesses that support local newspapers with advertising.  Newspapers can customize these ads by adding their own logo as well as logos/names of advertisers.

Ad material and source files are available to download here. For more information contact Kelly Levson at

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