BNC Finalists Announced


OCNA is proud to recognize the outstanding quality of work produced each week by our member newspapers and showcase it to readers and advertisers.


To view the complete list of BNC Award Finalists, visit


Register for OCNA's Spring Convention and BNC Awards Gala


Join OCNA for the
2014 Spring Convention and Awards Gala

Friday, April 4, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn, Vaughan, ON


Take advantage of the information sessions being offered, including What's Hot in Advertising and Editorial and How Technology is Revolutionizing Community Newspapers. The event will also include the Introduction of 2014/2015 Board of Directors, Quill Award Presentations and of course, the BNC Gala where first, second and third place winners of the Better Newspaper Competition will be announced. 

Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles Deadline Approaching


The deadline for the 2013 Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles is just one week away. Submit your nominations by Friday, February 7


Do you know someone who is not only a dedicated newspaper employee, but also works hard to make a difference within their community? Nominate them for this prestigious award. 


Super Bowl Advertising Guidelines


Super Bowl XLVII is right around the corner. But before you decide to publish anything about the 'Big Game', you should consult our Media Guide for proper advertising regulations. 


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.


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