New Newsletters!

New Newsletters!

The National NewsMedia Council is pleased to bring you our latest newsletters. Please click here to read a copy of our Spring 2017 edition. You can also click here to read our May 2017 edition.

Documents for December’s AGM now online

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: immediately.

NNC’s by-laws approved


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.

National NewsMedia Council logos

Dear Members,

As promised in our most recent quarterly statement, we have made available high-resolution copies of the Council’s logo for each of you to display in your respective publications.

We would like to encourage, even urge, all NNC members who haven’t done so thus far to start carrying both our logo and promise to your readers in an appropriate place in your publication.

NNC logo RGB (JPG format)

NNC logo PMS.pdf

If you have any problems downloading these documents, or if you require post-script versions of the logo, please contact:

Shelley Chrest succeeds Frances Lankin as NNC Chair

TORONTO (23 September) —  John Fraser, President and CEO of the National NewsMedia Council of Canada (NNC), announced today that Shelley Chrest of Victoria, B.C., the former director and chair of the British Columbia Press Council, and an inaugural vice chair of the NNC, has succeeded the Hon. Frances Lankin as Chair of the year-old council.

Ms. Lankin was named to the Senate of Canada earlier this year. At that time she announced she would step down from her formative role in the country’s first national news media council as soon as her successor could be named. The change was part of a quarterly meeting by members of the council on Sept. 22.

Mr. Fraser also announced that Joanne De Laurentiis, the former President and CEO of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), was elected a new vice chair (central) of the organization. Moreover, the highly-accomplished Ann Dillon was elected a new public council member.

The NNC, which was created when four former Canadian press councils joined together to create a national body in September 2015, is made up of eight public members and seven members from the news media industry. Its task is to guarantee ethical standards in media coverage and to educate the public.

Notice of upcoming meeting

The next meeting of the National NewsMedia council will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9:30 am EDT, in Toronto.

Please find below the meeting’s agenda and other documents that will be discussed.

  1.  Meeting agenda
  2.  Minutes from previous meeting
  3.  Financial reports
  4.  Nominations Committee report
  5.  Bylaws for approval
  6.  Governance Policy Manual
  7.  Draft agenda for December 2016 AGM
  8.  Updated complaints report