2013 Ontario Junior Citizens Honoured

On Friday March 6, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, hosted the 32nd annual Ontario Junior Citizens of the Year Awards ceremony in his Suite at Queen’s Park. Twelve outstanding youth from across Ontario were recognized in front of family and friends for their inspiring community involvement.


The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) would like to thank corporate sponsors TD Bank Group and Direct Energy, as well its member newspapers for their continued commitment to recognize tomorrow’s leaders.


Read the Latest Issue of NewsClips


The latest issue of NewsClips is complete and ready for your enjoyment! In addition to association news and member updates, you can find 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:

Canadian news hall of fame needs a home
The Canadian News Hall of Fame is lacking a home for its Wall of Fame and, until last year when Lloyd Robertson and Andy Walsh were inducted, it has been dormant since 2002. The Hall of Fame has inductees from 1966 through 2001 annually except for 1996, when no names were added.

2013 Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles Recipient Announced


2013 Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award
in Memory of Mary Knowles

Recipient Linda Plumridge, Comptroller, Fort Frances Times


Linda has spent nearly her entire life surrounded by newspapers. Her involvement with the Fort Frances Times began 50 years ago, after her brothers Don and Jim Cumming decided they wanted to take on the largest carrier route and signed up every home in a new subdivision. They later announced to Linda, who was seven at the time, that she would be the lucky one to deliver those papers. Without hesitation, she took on the role and spent three years as a carrier.

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 www.ocna.org/bncfinalists.


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. 


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