The 2015 OCNA Better Newspapers Competition is Now Open for Entries


The Ontario Community Newspapers Association is pleased to announce that we have again partnered with Newspapers Toolbox to offer you an online entry platform to make your submission process quicker and easier!


The Competition website is now open for entries. Submit your entries in PDF format by visiting the OCNA BNC Competition website at 2015 OCNA Awards


National Newspaper Week is October 4-10

The 75th National Newspaper Week (NNW), taking place next week, will focus on the power of the press. The initiative celebrates the important of community and daily newspapers in communities around the world. 


Incongruence in Ad Creativity


By John Foust
Raleigh, NC


Congruence is an important characteristic of communication. In order to get a message through, all of the ingredients have to match. Most of the time, congruence comes naturally. Just notice how strange it feels to say the word 'yes' and shake your head 'no'.


Celebrate Incredible


(photo) Annaleise Carr, 2012 and 2014 Ontario Junior Citizen, Simcoe, ON

Help us recognize the junior citizens who make our communities better! 


Nominations for the 2015 Ontario Junior Citizen Awards are open until November 30.


National Newsmedia Council Launches in Canada

Canada has a new press and newsmedia council thanks to a refreshed and renewed commitment to the newsmedia industry by publications across the country, as well as the successful amalgamation of several regional press councils, including the Ontario Press Council, the Atlantic Press Council and the British Columbia Press Council, it was announced today. A launch celebration is planned for early October.


EPPY Awards Entry Deadline Extended

It's not too late to enter the 20th Annual EPPY Awards! The deadline has been extended to midnight on Friday, September 11, 2015. Coordinated by Editor & Publisher, the program honours the best media-affiliated Web sites across 31 different categories, within two divisions. 
The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 28.
For more information, visit  

Upcoming Webinar: Online Media Campus Investigative Reporting Tools for Any Newsroom

Join Online Media Campus on Thursday, September 17 for a webinar focused on digging deeper with story ideas to enrich the experience for readers. 


Newspapers Canada Snapshot 2015 Fact Sheet Released

Newspapers Canada has released a new marketing Fact Sheet that highlights the strengths of community newspapers with updated circulation and revenue data.

Election Coverage: Frequently Asked Questions

With a federal election soon to be called, Newspapers Canada has answers to some common questions about election laws. It should be noted that these rules only take effect after an election has been called. Click here to learn about advertising blackout periods, restrictions on election ads, reporting on opinion ads and more.


JournalismIS Campaign Promotes the Value of Professional Journalism

In an effort to engage the public and support professional journalism in Canada, a group of media stakeholders have developed a campaign titled JournalismIS. The advertising component of the initiative includes a series of print, video and digital ads representing 10 journalism principles including 'telling the truth' and 'getting answers'.


Sponsors include Postmedia, Newspapers Canada, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Ryerson School of Journalism and Unifor.


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