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.
The Society for News Design has named three newspapers as the World’s Best-Designed™ in its Best of News Design™ Creative Competition, which recognizes excellence in newspaper design, graphics and photography. Two newspapers from Germany were named, Berlin’s der Freitag and Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, as well as The New York Times.
A new publisher’s got a lot to think about: cash flow, staffing, profit and loss, circulation, paper costs, internet presence—and that’s just for starters.
Rival groups are now organizing in their bids to buy Canwest Global Communications Corp.’s newspaper assets, with the winner spending as much as $1 billion. Since the company’s newspaper division, Canwest LP, filed for creditor protection in January, 11 major daily newspapers are up for sale including the Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal and National Post, and 35 community papers. Only bids for the company’s entire chain will be entertained, according to the Bank of Nova Scotia, which is leading the sale.
Poynter contributor Dorian Benkoil sheds light on a new aggregation tool and real-time data collector Thoora in his article, Thoora Shows How Publishers Can Use Real-Time Audience Data for Editorial Decisions.
The Knight Digital Media Center (KDMC) is looking for attendees for its 2010 News Entrepreneur Boot Camp in May. Hoping to help the news industry transition online, the KDMC is targeting digital entrepreneurs. Expert professionals and professors will cover topics including audience development, understanding and using analytics and successful social networking models. Following its conclusion, attendees will be provided with “coaching and virtual learning” over a six-month follow-up period.
Postal subsidies from the Publications Assistance Program will end on March 31, 2010 as it is replaced by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Periodical Fund (CPF). CNA and CCNA are reminding all member publishers to submit their applications for the CPF no later that February 19, 2010. Formula funding from the CPF will not be granted in 2010-2011 if applications are not sent by this deadline.
Tim McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, discusses the current debate surrounding social media site Twitter and its impact on the news industry in his article, Twitter is not killing journalism, journalists are killing journalism.
Some news organizations such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Newsday, already have a system in place to charge readers for online access to articles on their websites. Other publishers have also begun to consider pay walls online, despite the possible risk of losing audience and advertising.
Please join us in welcoming Janet Archer to our AdReach sales team as National Accounts Manager. Janet has a wealth of experience in newspaper advertising sales having worked at newspapers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Port Perry and Oakville.
Janet will be working closely with Ted Brewer and Doug Sexton to sell ROP, inserts, online advertising and special sections to OCNA’s 300+ member newspapers.