2014 OCNA Media Guide

 

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. 

 

Ask Your Readers to Vote for their Favourite Front Page

 

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'. 

 

NewsClips May 2014

April Issue of NewsClips Now Online

 

The latest issue of NewsClips is complete and ready for your enjoyment! Thank you to all who attended the OCNA Annual Spring Convention and BNC Awards Gala on Friday, April 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan. Inside this issue of OCNA's monthly newsletter, you will find lots of photos from the day. You can also find member and association updates as well as helpful articles on human resource, advertising and business.

 

Click here to check it out.

 

Here's a sneak peek at what you can find inside:

MOURNING THE LOSS OF A NEWSPAPER VETERAN
On Sunday, April 13, Bill ‘Scoop' Whitbread passed away at the Caledon Enterprise office at the age of 78. With over 50 years at the newspaper before retiring, Bill continued to contribute as a freelance columnist until his dying days. He will be missed by family, friends, co-workers and the community newspaper industry.  

Better Newspapers Competition Duplicate Plaque Orders

 

Thank you to all who attended this year's Spring Convention and BNC Awards Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan.

 

For anyone looking to order duplicate plaques from the BNC Awards, they are available at a cost of $40 + HST (including delivery)

 

Please contact Karen Shardlow (k.shardlow@ocna.org or 905-639-8720 x 232) with your order no later than Friday, May 16

BNC Winning Photos

BNC Award Winner Photos are now available online under the Members section of our website. Please note: you must be logged in as a member to access them.

 

They can be found under the 'Better Newspaper Awards' tab in the 2013 BNC folder. 

 

Thanks to everyone who attended our Spring Convention on Friday, April 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan. 

 

Congratulations to all the winners of the BNC Awards. 

Better Newspaper Competition Winners Announced

 

OCNA is proud to recognize the outstanding quality of work produced each week by our member newspapers and showcase it to readers and advertisers.

 

The first, second and third place winners were announced during the Better Newspaper Awards Gala on Friday, April 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

 

Access the BNC Results Book at http://ocna.org/2013_results_book

2014 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards Winners Announced

Newspapers Canada recently announced the winners of the 2014 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. This program honours the outstanding editorial, photography, multimedia and overall excellence in community newspapers. This year's competition saw 273 publications submit 2,688 entries.

 

2013 Ontario Junior Citizens Honoured

On Friday March 6, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, hosted the 32nd annual Ontario Junior Citizens of the Year Awards ceremony in his Suite at Queen’s Park. Twelve outstanding youth from across Ontario were recognized in front of family and friends for their inspiring community involvement.

 

The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) would like to thank corporate sponsors TD Bank Group and Direct Energy, as well its member newspapers for their continued commitment to recognize tomorrow’s leaders.

 


Read the Latest Issue of NewsClips

 

The latest issue of NewsClips is complete and ready for your enjoyment! In addition to association news and member updates, you can find helpful articles on human resource, advertising and business.

 

Click here to check it out.

 

Here's a sneak peek at what you can find inside:

Canadian news hall of fame needs a home
The Canadian News Hall of Fame is lacking a home for its Wall of Fame and, until last year when Lloyd Robertson and Andy Walsh were inducted, it has been dormant since 2002. The Hall of Fame has inductees from 1966 through 2001 annually except for 1996, when no names were added.

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