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.


How to Write an Advertising Proposal


By John Foust


Stewart was telling me about his first days of selling ads for his newspaper. "In looking through the files, I found some proposals that had been turned down by prospects. Even though I was new in the job, it was easy to see why they had been rejected. They looked like condensed versions of the rate card - never more than a half-page. 


2013 CAJ Awards Open for Entries


The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is now accepting entries for its annual awards program - the 2013 CAJ Awards. The application deadline is January 31, 2014.


Finalists will be announced in March, with the awards presented to each winner during the 2014 CAJ conference banquet and awards gala, taking place from May 9-10, 2014 in Vancouver.


Latest Issue of NewsClips Is Out!


Interested in learning more about human resource, advertising and business? We've got you covered with articles on all these topics and more! In the latest issue of NewsClips, OCNA's monthly publication, you will also find information about the association and what its members have been up to. Check it out here.


Accepting Applications for the OCNF Student Distance Placement Program

It's that time once again - the Ontario Community Newspapers Foundation (OCNF) is pleased to launch the Student Distance Placement Program.



TC Media Acquires Sun Media's Community Papers in Quebec


TC Media, a division of TC Transcontinental, and Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media, announce that they have signed a final agreement under which the 74 Sun Media community papers and associated web properties in Quebec will be acquired by TC Media for an amount of $75 million. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, but is subject to regulatory approval from, among others, the Competition Bureau. During the period in which this transaction is being reviewed, the two companies will remain independent and will continue their normal operations. Sun Media will thus continue to publish the community papers covered by the agreement. 

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