June NewsClips - OCNA's Monthly Publication

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.


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Sun Media Shuts Down Midland Free Press

The Midland Free Press, a paper that has served its community for more than 130 years, has recently ceased publication.


In recent years the paper has dealt with financial challenges. The staff worked hard to improve the deficit but it was not enough to justify the investment required to continue publishing.


"It really gives you pause for a newspaper that's been in the area for over 100 years. It's going to be quite a loss," said Midland Mayor Gord McKay in a release on J-Source.ca

2013 Community Newspaper Review

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 the annual Community Newspaper Review program for member newspapers. This year OCNA will invite community newspapers across Canada, and in several regions of the United States to participate. This is an opportunity to exchange fresh ideas with newspapers from across the country. 

Canadian Jewish News Confirms Print Newspaper will Continue

On Friday June 14, 2013 the board of directors of the Canadian Jewish News confirmed they will continue its print publication.


"We are acting upon the recommendations of an expert adviser who has given us viable blueprint for continuing," Donald Carr, President of CJN stated on their website. "As I have said on previous occasions, the CJN must make some strategic changes to its business model and the way in which we produce the newspaper. Everything that is required of subscribers, advertisers, guarantors, our staff and the board of directors must come together. We believe that it will."

Lindsay Post Closing

The Lindsay Post will cease publication as of Friday June 14, 2013.


"It is with regret that we close the Lindsay Post, effective June 14," Publisher Darren Murphy said. "I have been involved with the Lindsay Post in different roles for about 10 years and we have made numerous attempts to change the business model to try and make this operation sustainable. Unfortunately the market has not been able to support continued publication of the newspaper. This has been a difficult business decision and does not reflect negatively on the great people of this community. "

Canada Post Publications Mail Changes

Effective June 14, 2013

Canada Post is introducing two changes which may effect Publishers using Canada Post's Publications Mail service. 


A new option, the Letterflatainer (LFT) can be used as a presort mail container for Publications Mail. LFTs are made in Canada and more compatible with the latest generation of mail sorting equipment. Please note: LFTs are being introduced as an alternate container option. Lettertainers are not being discontinued. 


Submit an Entry for the 2013 EPPY Awards

The 2013 EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, is now open for entries. This awards program honours the best media-affiliated websites across 31 different categories. The contest is open to media companies all over the world that operate online services. In addition, one category is open to College/University Newspapers that offer an affiliated website. 

Flush Left: It's a Choice

By Ed Henninger
, Henninger Consulting


Most newspapers set their body text justified. It runs from the left edge of the column to the right edge and the spacing between words is evenly distributed. 


Some choose to set body text flush left for columns, features and the hike, pushing the extra word spacing to the right side of the type. 


Free Webinar: OCNA Digital Media Report

OCNA Digital Media Report - How Newspapers are Making Money with the Internet
Wednesday June 19 
Join us for a presentation of the finding of our Digital Media Study. This webinar will review the research undertaken for our Digital Media Study, the results, and analyze and compare them with data collected in the US.

Do You Need Press Cards?

Are you sending a reporter to cover an upcoming event? OCNA can provide you with laminated, business card-sized Press Identification Cards with photos and authorization for 2013. Purchase the first three for $10 and pay $5 for any additional ones after that.


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