Independent Publishers' Retreat Coming Soon!

Due to the success and great response of the Independent Publishers' Retreat  in November at Hockley Valley Resort last year, the OCNA is in planning mode again.


Mark your calendars for June 21 - 22 and join us in Stratford. 


Independent Publishers can look forward to social and networking opportunities, informative sessions, food and fun.


Stay tuned for registration and program information.  


Adobe Announces Shift to the Cloud

Adobe recently announced its shift to the cloud with a major update to Adobe® Creative Cloud the company's flagship offering for creatives. 


Extra Awards Open for Entries

The Extra Awards, coordinated by Newspapers Canada, honour the best advertising in newspapers media: print, online, mobile, events and more.


This awards program is open to any company/person involved in the creation or running of creative. This includes creative agencies, media agencies, advertisers and newspapers (dailies and communities). 


Entries will be accepted until Friday June 28, 2013


Turtle Island News a CJF Finalist

The Canadian Journalism Foundation recently announced the finalists for its annual Excellence in Journalism Award in the large-media and small-media categories.


Congratulations to OCNA member, the Ohsweken Turtle Island News for being one of five finalists in the small-media category. 


The annual Excellence in Journalism Award honours news organizations that embrace ideals of journalism - accuracy, independence, accountability to the audience and originality. 


FREE OCNA Webinar: Learn About the Insurance Industry


Could Auto Insurance Rates Cause a Spring Election?


This question no longer inspires rolling eyes. Political brinkmanship, strong media attention, and driver dissatisfaction have created a perfect storm. Anything could happen come Budget 2013. 


Behind this one question are other tough ones:

April NewsClips - OCNA's Monthly Publication

The latest issue of NewsClips is available for your enjoyment. Click here to learn what our members have been up to recently. In addition to association news, you can find articles on human resource, business and advertising.  


We hope you enjoy!


Canadian Jewish News to Close

On Friday, April 19, the board of director of the Canadian Jewish News arrived at the decision to cease publication of its print edition in two months and will publish a digital edition only.


The CJN was founded roughly 42 years ago, and has served the Jewish People in Canada, Isreal and in all its habitations with weekly editions in both Toronto and Montreal.


Unfortunately, the paper was experiencing difficulty with industry changes and decreased advertising. 


Chuck Nau: 'Best of the Best'

By Chuck Nau
Murray & Nau, Inc.


As a referee, I had numerous opportunities to observe some of the best of the best athletic teams. These teams typically have been coached in a highly focused, disciplined, and supportive environment. Surprisingly, even in today's quickly changing and evolving retail climate, these same principles apply to the world of sales and marketing. 


NewsClips - OCNA's Monthly Publication


Check out the latest issue of NewsClips here


This issue is jam packed with great news items from our members. Photos from our recent Spring Convention and BNC Awards Gala are showcased on multiple pages. In addition to association news, you can find articles on human resource, business and advertising.


We hope you enjoy!


Newspapers Canada INK+BEYOND Conference Registration

INK+BEYOND 2013, Canada's national newspaper conference is taking place in Ottawa on May 1-3. Take advantage of discounted pricing and register before Friday, April 5.


The full conference features numerous international speakers, educational workshops, national award recognition ceremonies and networking opportunities. 


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