Community Newspaper Review 2014

Are you looking to improve the quality of your newspaper?
Would you like to receive honest and constructive comments and suggestions from other community newspaper professionals in the industry?
The Ontario Community Newspapers Association is pleased to offer our annual program for member newspapers. This year OCNA invites community newspapers across Canada, and in several regions of the United States to participate.

Enter the 2014 EPPY Awards


The 19th Annual Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards offer a great opportunity to showcase your work and gain visibility in the media industry. Each year, the EPPY's attract the best talent from around the world - from Fortune 500 media companies to small, privately owned publications. All entries are judged and awarded according to Editor & Publisher's set criteria by 79 distinguished media professionals. 


Newspapers Canada Introduces UPS Members Benefit Program


Newspapers Canada recently announced an exclusive UPS Member Benefit is now available to members of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) and the Canadian Newspapers Association (CNA). 


2014 OCNA Media Guide


Created in 2013, this year's updated version of the OCNA Media Guide continues to be a great training tool for those new to the business as well as a refresher for seasoned professionals. Updates include an editorial section on Reporter's Notes and advertising information about hockey pools, alcohol advertising, loans and financial services. 


Ask Your Readers to Vote for their Favourite Front Page


Daily and community newspapers are strongly encouraged to engage their readers by asking htem to vote on their favourite front page stories from the past 150 years.


Public voting begins at on Monday, June 30 and will run for eight weeks. Two categories will be features during each two-week voting period starting with 'Canadian Sports' and 'Canadian Science & Technology'. 


NewsClips May 2014

April Issue of NewsClips Now Online


The latest issue of NewsClips is complete and ready for your enjoyment! Thank you to all who attended the OCNA Annual Spring Convention and BNC Awards Gala on Friday, April 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan. Inside this issue of OCNA's monthly newsletter, you will find lots of photos from the day. You can also find member and association updates as well as 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:

On Sunday, April 13, Bill ‘Scoop' Whitbread passed away at the Caledon Enterprise office at the age of 78. With over 50 years at the newspaper before retiring, Bill continued to contribute as a freelance columnist until his dying days. He will be missed by family, friends, co-workers and the community newspaper industry.  

Better Newspapers Competition Duplicate Plaque Orders


Thank you to all who attended this year's Spring Convention and BNC Awards Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan.


For anyone looking to order duplicate plaques from the BNC Awards, they are available at a cost of $40 + HST (including delivery)


Please contact Karen Shardlow ( or 905-639-8720 x 232) with your order no later than Friday, May 16

BNC Winning Photos

BNC Award Winner Photos are now available online under the Members section of our website. Please note: you must be logged in as a member to access them.


They can be found under the 'Better Newspaper Awards' tab in the 2013 BNC folder. 


Thanks to everyone who attended our Spring Convention on Friday, April 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan. 


Congratulations to all the winners of the BNC Awards. 

Better Newspaper Competition Winners 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.


The first, second and third place winners were announced during the Better Newspaper Awards Gala on Friday, April 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn. 


Access the BNC Results Book at

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