2013 CCNA Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to OCNA members who took home some hardware after the 2013 Canadian Community Newspaper Award winners were announced during the INK+BEYOND newspaper conference in Ottawa on May 2.


Below is a list of OCNA members who received awards:

TwoGreySuits: Exactly What Does HR Do Anyway?

This article is part of the TwoGreySuits "Employee Performance Management" Series and is offered by our partner, the TwoGreySuits HR Power Centre as a service to our members.


What exactly does HR do anyway? I pose this question because I know from many years of experience it is not at all clear to many people in business. It is interesting to see as consultants to management that very often even senior managers really do not have a good grasp on what an HR Mgmt. function can/should do in a business. In many cases, less seasoned or incompetent 'HR Professionals' have given the profession a poor name by exercising their 'power' to be the 'HR Police' in a business, essentially telling managers what they can and can't do when it comes to dealings with employees.


OCNA is currently in the planning stages for Queen's Park Day which will take place on September 25, 2013. 


Publishers and General Managers will be invited to meet with MPPs, senior civil servants and fellow publishers  at Queen's Park to discuss issues concerning our industry and show the provincial government how important newspapers are as a viable source of information. 


Meetings will be arranged with MPPs throughout the day. A Publishers' Reception will take place in the afternoon. 


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. 


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