Editors love to have a healthy Letters to the Editor section as it can be a good measure of how involved your community is in the local democratic process and how your readers react to the news your report.
This year marks the 74th year of National Newspaper Week (NNW) which will take place October 5-11, 2014. The Week observes the importance of newspapers to communities large and small. This year's kit contains editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more that are available for download at no charge to newspapers across North America.
The theme of this year's NNW is:
"Newspapers: The Foundation of Vibrant Communities"
Newspapers Canada has been informed by Canadian Heritage that letters confirming the 2014/2015 Aid to Publishers funding decisions have been signed and will be mailed later this week. Aid to Publishers is a component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for eligible Canadian print magazines and community newspapers. Publishers who applied can expect to receive a letter in the coming days indicating the funding amount awarded, with the money to be deposited during the week of August 18.
Would you like to receive honest and constructive comments and suggestions from other community newspaper professionals in the industry?
The 19th Annual Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards offer a great opportunity to showcase your work and gain visibility in the media industry. Each year, the EPPY's attract the best talent from around the world - from Fortune 500 media companies to small, privately owned publications. All entries are judged and awarded according to Editor & Publisher's set criteria by 79 distinguished media professionals.
Created in 2013, this year's updated version of the OCNA Media Guide continues to be a great training tool for those new to the business as well as a refresher for seasoned professionals. Updates include an editorial section on Reporter's Notes and advertising information about hockey pools, alcohol advertising, loans and financial services.
Daily and community newspapers are strongly encouraged to engage their readers by asking htem to vote on their favourite front page stories from the past 150 years.
Public voting begins at www.frontpages.ca on Monday, June 30 and will run for eight weeks. Two categories will be features during each two-week voting period starting with 'Canadian Sports' and 'Canadian Science & Technology'.