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News Media Canada introduces ‘Proud Advertiser’ campaign

January 8, 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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Local Newspapers: Trusted and True presentation (PDF and PPT)

October 18, 2018

Nine in ten Canadians (88%) read newspapers each week across Canada, on different platforms at different times of day. Local newspapers are a trusted source of information in communities across Canada and continue to be the preferred source for local information, with a preference for the printed product. This comprehensive study explores the enduring relationship Canadians have with their local newspaper in an increasingly digital world dominated by search engines, social media and ad blocking.

This presentation highlights what drives Canadians to read community newspapers, in both printed and digital platforms. Available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and PowerPoint (PPT). If you wish to customize the presentation, please contact Kelly Levson, Director of Marketing and Research, at


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Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy now accepting nominations

October 18, 2018

The Canadian Association of Journalists, the Centre for Free Expression, News Media Canada and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are inviting nominations for the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in government secrecy. The award will be given annually in each of four categories — federal, provincial, municipal and police services – starting this fall.

If you have met resistance in getting information from a public body, please send us your nomination for a deserving award recipient along with the reasons why it should be chosen. Nominations will be considered by a jury who will select the “winners.” Awards will be presented in October and November at public events in the cities in which each of the recipients is located.

Nominations must be submitted by August 31, 2018. They should be sent to Ange Holmes, Coordinator, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University either by email ( or by mail (350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3). All nominations will be acknowledged and all nominators will be invited to the awards ceremonies.

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Aid to Publishers – Canada Periodical Fund

October 11, 2018

The 2019-2020 Application Guidelines and application form for the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) are now available on the Government’s website at

An email was also sent to all of the Aid to Publishers current recipients to inform them of the launch of the new funding cycle.

The deadline to submit an application is November 24, 2018.  Please note that an application postmarked or stamped after the application deadline will not be accepted. When an application deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, it is extended to the following working day.

Should you require additional information, please contact us at 1-866-811-0055 or at:

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