Attacks on Tamil newspaper owners and employees are not uncommon in Canada, as the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) notes in its latest media release.
After the plate glass windows at the office at a Scarborough newspaper were smashed last weekend, the CJFE condemned the act, and “and all other acts of intimidation that have been used to silence dissenting voices in the Tamil community” across the country. The newspaper, Uthayan, is read by the local Tamil community within the city and has been in print for the past 15 years.
Editors love to have a healthy Letters to the Editor section as it can be a good measure of how involved your community is in the local democratic process and how your readers react to the news your report.
If you’re interested in spending a day with some of the world’s most influential marketing analysts, plan to attend The Art of Marketing conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 2, 2010. Register soon – VIP tickets are already sold out, and only 46 General Admission tickets remain!
In response to the increasing advances in printing technology, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is launching The Printing Summit on April 13-15 in Salzburg, Austria.
While covering the Sir John A. Macdonald birthday celebrations on January 11 at Kingston City Park, Kingston This Week news editor Lynn Rees Lambert was called in front of the crowd to receive an award of her own. Local historian and author Arthur Milnes presented Lambert with a Great Canadian Award, in recognition of her efforts to support and promote local history in the Kingston community.
CDAC Holds First Meeting Today in Toronto
TORONTO (Feb. 23, 2010) – The Audit Bureau of Circulations has formed a new Canadian Digital Advisory Committee to help it examine trends, business opportunities and ABC’s role in verifying and reporting interactive and emerging media such as Web sites, e-readers, mobile app purchases, hybrid audience measurement, ad-serving operations and more. The committee is holding its inaugural meeting today in Toronto.
The Newspaper Publishers Association (NPA) issued a statement on Thursday this week stating that the BBC’s current push to release mobile applications is a “threat” to important revenue sources for media organizations. The BBC plans to launch a news app for the Apple iPhone in April, and a Sport service the following month in anticipation of the World Cup to be held in South Africa. The NPA has said it will try to stop the launch of the mobile products by appealing to the BBC Trust and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
The following is the U.K. Press Complaints Commission's ruling on a complaint about an article by Jan Moir published Oct. 15, 2009, in the Daily Mail about the death of Stephen Gately, a founding member of Boyzone, Ireland's first boy band. The article generated a remarkable 25,000 complaints. Gately, who came out as gay in 1999 and partnered with Internet businessman Andrew Cowles, died of acute pulmonary edema. Jan Moir subsequently wrote another story regretting the affront the original article caused. The articles are available online as "A strange, lonely and troubling death .
News-Net, the company behind the popular ad management software AdWorks, has recently released NewsCloud, an easy to use multimedia content management system designed to grow your audience, lower costs and monetize your online presence. With NewsCloud users can effortlessly publish news and media content online, capture demographics in the growing mobile market with easy-to-read smartphone layouts, and generate new revenue opportunities with display ad banners.
CNA/CCNA’s 2010 Credit Conference is set for May 19 & 20 at the Novotel Toronto Centre downtown. The conference program will focus on challenges in the newspaper industry, dealing with problem agencies, changes to the Bankruptcy Act and Canada’s economic future. All media credit and finance representatives are invited to attend.
Members can register before April 16, 2010 to receive an early bird rate of $350 ($450 for non-members), and mention the CNA Credit Conference to receive a discount when booking a hotel room.