National Newspaper Week 2013

National Newspaper Week (NNW) will take place October 6-12, 2013. This marks the 73rd year of the Week, which helps reinforce the importance of newspapers to our communities.  


FREE OCNA Converence Call with Rogers Communications Inc.


Join OCNA for a FREE Editorial Board Conference Call with Rogers Communications Inc. on Friday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. EST.


There is no charge for this OCNA Member Service, which connects you with newsmakers. If interested, contact Karen Shardlow at or 905-639-8720 x 232, to receive the toll-free conference call number.


OCNA's Monthly Newsletter Available Online

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:


In July, Sun Media announced a number of restructuring initiatives in an attempt to save approximately $55 million a year. As a result, eight weekly newspapers have closed and 360 jobs have been eliminated.

Queen's Park Day

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Camera Dining Room
Queen's Park


Join OCNA and Newspapers Canada for a gathering with MPPs, senior civil servants and publishers at Queen's Park to discuss issues concerning our industry and to show the provincial government how important Newspapers are to the people of Ontairo.


The Associations will be arranging meetings with MPPs to discuss current issues. We ask you to please participate in these afternoon meetings. 


Canada Post Announces Changes to Publications Mail and Unaddressed Admail


A notification from CCNA about pricing and service changes that all
OCNA members should be aware of.


Canada Post has announced price and service changes to Publications Mail and Unaddressed Admail effective January 13, 2014.


Newspapers Canada has addressed the impact of the new price sheets on member newspapers, and it has found that although a number of controlled-circulation newspapers may see a slight savings, the majority of both paid- and controlled-circulation newspapers will experience increases, with smaller paid-circulation publications in rural areas seeing the largest increases. 

Age-old Question: Fit in or Stand Out?

By John Foust
Raleigh, NC


Advertisers - like the rest of us - often struggle with 'fit in or stand out' decisions. While we all want to share an identity with our chosen group or groups, at the same time, we want to be recognized for our uniqueness.


IBC and OCNA Team Up to Support Community Service

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) announced today the Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles.


"IBC and its members have a proud history of working locally to make a difference, and partnering with OCNA is a great way to support those individuals who make outstanding contributions to better their communities," says Ralph Palumbo, Vice President, Ontario, IBC. 


Metroland Ceases North Oakville Today Publication


As of August 8, North Oakville Today will cease operation. Metroland Media Group acquired the newspaper in October 2005.


The newspaper has been servicing its readers with community news for the last 29 years. North Oakville Today readers will continue to be serviced by the Oakville Beaver three times a week in print and daily on the web.

OnlineMediaCampus Webinar: Photoshop - Layering a Good Foundation

OCNA has teamed up with the OnlineMediaCampus to help the association fulfill its mission of providing affordable and relevant training to members.
On August 29, join us for this technology webinar focused on Photoshop. 
The old adage is true: garbage in, garbage out.

Ad*Reach Flipbooks Initiative of Sample Copies

Dear OCNA Members,


OCNA and Ad*Reach need an electronic copy of your newspaper!


During the planning stage of an advertising campaign, your Ad*Reach sales team gets many requests from advertising agencies for sample copies of our member newspapers, so they can gauge such things as editorial content, advertising content, quality of reproduction, use of colour, page count, etc. While trying to keep to their tight schedules, we then have to contact the newspaper, wait for copies to arrive and then forward them to the planners. In keeping with our theme of instant access to information on our website, Ad*Reach houses 'Sample Copies' of our member newspapers online at


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