OUR PROCESS

Learn how the Council promotes
professional and ethical
journalistic practices.

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The Council serves as a forum for complaints about its member news media organizations.

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COUNCIL DECISIONS

The Council maintains
a summary of past adjudications
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Who We Are

The National NewsMedia Council is a voluntary, self-regulatory body of the news media industry in Canada. It was established in 2015 with two main aims: to promote ethical practices within the news media industry and to serve as a forum for complaints against its members.

The Council represents the public and the media in matters concerning the democratic rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the media. The Council deals with matters concerning fairness of coverage, relevance, balance and accuracy. Learn more...

About Complaints

The Council’s approach to resolving complaints is designed to give the complainant and news organization involved an opportunity to settle to the complaint without necessarily proceeding to a formal hearing.
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Latest News

The entire suite of documents that members will require for the NNC’s first annual general meeting, to be held on December 8, 2016, are now available. Please see the appropriate links below. For a copy of the AGM Agenda, please click here. For a copy of the Nominations Ballot, please click here. For copies of the auditor’s report and other financial documents, please contact Brent Jolly, NNC’s community manager, at: bjolly@mediacouncil.ca immediately.

Members, We are happy to be able to distribute a copy of the NNC’s by-laws, which we approved by the board at our meeting on September 22, 2016. You can download your copy in PDF format here.

Annual General Meeting of the National NewsMedia Council to be held on December 8, 2016 at 12 noon EST at the NNC office, 37 Front Street East, Toronto. You can read a full copy of the official notice of meeting. Please also find a copy of the proxy voting form.