Learn Social Journalism And Connect With Your Audience


Don't miss your chance to register for the next Online Media Campus webinar. 


As journalists, we strive to engage our communities and build stronger relationships with our audiences. In order to best serve them, we must understand the types of content they value. In this session, Dr. Carrie Brown will explain social journalism and define best practices for journalists seeking to use social media and other tools to better listen, engage and serve their audiences. 


2015 Ontario Junior Citizens Announced

The 2015 Ontario Junior Citizens join a prestigious assembly of winners to be recognized for their outstanding achievements by OCNA member newspapers. These young people represent a diverse group ranging in age, interests and backgrounds, but they all share a common desire to make a difference. They are truly an inspiring group whose stories illustrate leadership, creativity, determination and generosity.


CCNAwards Early Bird Deadline is January 22

Now's the time to submit your best work for the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. The annual competition is open to English and French language community newspapers of all sizes and features numerous awards covering writing, photography, multimedia and more.


Submit your entries and payments on or before Friday, January 22, and you'll be entered into a draw to win up to $1,500 to attend the Newspapers Canada conference in Edmonton this May. 

IBC Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles Open for Nominations

Nominate a worthy co-worker for the 2015 IBC Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles. Each year, the Award is presented to recognize volunteer contributions and involvement of dedicated newspaper staff within their community. 


Mary Knowles was a dedicated newspaper employee, and an active community member who died from breast cancer in 1996.


Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 2016. Please take the time to nominate a co-worker and recognize them for all they do. 


Where Are They Now Deadline Extended

Deadline extended!


To celebrate the Ontario Junior Citizen Award program's 35th anniversary, OCNA is recruiting help from its members to recognize previous recipients. Those who publish a story about a past recipient by January 15, 2016 and send it to OCNA have a chance to win one of ten $200 pre-paid Visa cards! 


For more information, please contact Kelly Gorven at k.gorven@ocna.org. 

NewsClips December 2015

OCNA & Ad*Reach Holiday Hours

The OCNA and Ad*Reach office will be closed at noon on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016,. 
Happy Holidays from all of the staff and board members at OCNA! 

Canadian Community Newspaper Awards Open For Entries

Community newspapers from across the country are invited to submit their best work for this year's Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. Each year the competition recognizes outstanding pieces across of variety of different categories including editorial, photography and multimedia. 

Junior Citizen Award Nomination Deadline Approaching

The 2015 Ontario Junior Citizen Award nomination deadline is Monday, November 30.

Newspapers Canada's Mail Help Centre Assists Publishers With Postal Concerns

Newspapers Canada has created an online Mail Help Centre to assist publishers deal with postal issues and concerns. The site features a variety of resources, including:

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