Outstanding Ontario Junior Citizens Announced

 

Making a difference - one star at a time. Inspiring others - one star at a time. Building community - one star at a time. Ontario's young stars are shining brighter than ever! The 12 final recipients of the 2013 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards are an amazing group of individuals whose leadership, ideas, creativity and generosity are fine examples of the outstanding youth of today. These finalists represent a diverse group ranging in age, interests and backgrounds - but one thing they all share is their desire to make a difference, both locally and globally.  

Ed Henninger: 10 News Design Basics

 

By  Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting

 

A few years ago, I developed the Francis A. Henninger Grant Program, which helps me improve the look of even the smallest newspapers.

 

From my work on those projects, I've realized that many editors at these papers have hardly any training in proper news design. Many of them are just 'winging it' and they'll freely admit it.

 

2014 CCNAwards Open for Entries

 

The Canadian Community Newspaper Awards is open for entries with the January 31, 2014 deadline quickly approaching. 

 

This national awards program invites CCNA members and Canadian Campus Newspapers across the country to submit entries in a diverse range of awards categories including writing, photography and multimedia. 

 

Great Idea Awards Deadline Approaching

 

The deadline to enter Newspapers Canada's national awards program, the Great Idea Awards is quickly approaching. 

 

The final submission deadline is Friday, January 31

 

Each year, this awards program recognizes the most creative and innovative examples of marketing and promotion from newspapers across the country. English and French-language daily and community newspapers are invited to submit entries.

Attention Independent Publishers: Launch Your Web Presence One Step Beyond

 

Community newspaper publishers who have been waiting for a full web solution to take them online or to the next stage online will be pleased to hear that the Ontario Community Newspapers Association has developed a web site template to do just that. 

 

New Industry Ad Campaign from Newspapers Canada

 

Canadians trust newspapers for accurate information. Sometimes they may not know if they should believe what they hear, so they look to newspapers. In addition, newspapers are also the trusted source for ads. 

 

To help promote this message, Newspapers Canada has developed an industry ad campaign for members to run. 

 

There are six unique ads available in print and digital versions. While they currently feature the Newspapers Canada logo, newspapers can replace it with their own logo.

 

How to Write an Advertising Proposal

 

By John Foust

 

Stewart was telling me about his first days of selling ads for his newspaper. "In looking through the files, I found some proposals that had been turned down by prospects. Even though I was new in the job, it was easy to see why they had been rejected. They looked like condensed versions of the rate card - never more than a half-page. 

 

2013 CAJ Awards Open for Entries

 

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is now accepting entries for its annual awards program - the 2013 CAJ Awards. The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

 

Finalists will be announced in March, with the awards presented to each winner during the 2014 CAJ conference banquet and awards gala, taking place from May 9-10, 2014 in Vancouver.

 

Latest Issue of NewsClips Is Out!

 

Interested in learning more about human resource, advertising and business? We've got you covered with articles on all these topics and more! In the latest issue of NewsClips, OCNA's monthly publication, you will also find information about the association and what its members have been up to. Check it out here.

 

Accepting Applications for the OCNF Student Distance Placement Program

It's that time once again - the Ontario Community Newspapers Foundation (OCNF) is pleased to launch the Student Distance Placement Program.

 

 

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