International Newspaper Carrier Day

On Saturday, October 12, in conjuction with National Newspaper Week, newspapers will come together to honour the hard work and accomplishments of carriers who deliver newspapers to the doors of readers.

 

Independent Publishers' Retreat: Nov. 8-9

OCNA Independent Publishers' Retreat

 Friday Evening Nov 8. - Saturday Nov. 9
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie

 

Independent Publishers are invited to join OCNA for social
and networking opportunities, information sessions, food and fun during this two-day Independent Publishers' Retreat. 

Metroland Launches New Newspaper in Norfolk, ON

 

On October 3, Metroland Media's Brant group of publications will print the first edition of Norfolk News, a new weekly newspaper covering the Norfolk County community.

 

Click here to read more. 

Better Newspaper Competition Open for Entries

It's that time of year again! Get your entries ready for the 2013 OCNA Better Newspaper Competition.

 

We are very excited to announce two changes to the BNC awards this year:

  1. The Best News Story categories (circ. over and under 10,000) will allow entries with online articles - Breaking News Stories may appear online before it has a chance to appear in print. Online articles may be included as part of the entry, as long as a print edition of the related story is included.
  2. OCNA has added a new category - Salesperson of the Year.

 

Check Out 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:

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK (OCT. 6-12, 2013)

This year marks the 73rd year of National Newspaper Week (NNW). The theme of this year’s NNW is ‘Your Community, Your News, Your Life” and we need your help to promote it.

Ed Henninger: We Just Have to Do Better

It wasn't an e-mail I enjoyed reading. Here are the essential paragraphs:

"He [the editor] pretty much admitted they don't know anything about design, just basic layout and what you so aptly called 'assembling the paper' each week. They appear to have never thought about what readers respond to at all...I don't think they're even aware of the many readership/visual impact studies that have been conducted over the years.

 

Call for 2013 Junior Citizen Award Nominations

Take a look around - at school, in the library, at church or on the field. There are young stars everywhere and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work. These stars are making a difference, inspiring others and building community. Nominate them today for the 2013 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards.

National Newspaper Week 2013

National Newspaper Week (NNW) will take place October 6-12, 2013. This marks the 73rd year of the Week, which helps reinforce the importance of newspapers to our communities.  

 

FREE OCNA Converence Call with Rogers Communications Inc.

 

Join OCNA for a FREE Editorial Board Conference Call with Rogers Communications Inc. on Friday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

 

There is no charge for this OCNA Member Service, which connects you with newsmakers. If interested, contact Karen Shardlow at k.shardlow@ocna.org or 905-639-8720 x 232, to receive the toll-free conference call number.

 

OCNA's Monthly Newsletter Available Online

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:

SUN MEDIA RESTRUCTURING: 360 JOBS LOST

In July, Sun Media announced a number of restructuring initiatives in an attempt to save approximately $55 million a year. As a result, eight weekly newspapers have closed and 360 jobs have been eliminated.

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