Competition for 2018 Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian in Human Rights Reporting now open

Competition for 2018 Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian in Human Rights Reporting now open

TORONTO, March 27, 2018 – The National NewsMedia Council, in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights, is pleased to announce the opening of the second annual Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting. The Prize is awarded to an exceptional piece of human-rights-focussed journalism published in campus-based media during the past academic year, as determined by a panel of distinguished judges. Winners (typically, the story’s writer and editor) receive a cash prize of $1,000 and …

National NewsMedia Council debuts new ‘True Confessions’ podcast

National NewsMedia Council debuts new ‘True Confessions’ podcast

The National NewsMedia Council is proud to present the first episode of our Acts of Journalism podcast. The first season of the Acts of Journalism podcast is titled True Confessions, which riffs off of the imagery of the renowned 1940s and 1950s noir magazines often placed near grocery store checkout counters. The series offers a frank discussion about the professional and ethical dilemmas encountered by many of Canada’s most prominent journalists during their storied careers. During the in-depth conversations, journalists …

NNC and Ryerson University launch ‘2018 Local News Survey’

NNC and Ryerson University launch ‘2018 Local News Survey’

Ryerson University, in partnership with the National NewsMedia Council, is officially launching a survey geared to small-market Canadian newsrooms. The objective of the survey is to gather data to better understand innovation and engagement at the local level. This results of this survey will be used to compare data to similar surveys that have already been conducted in the United States, Spain, and Austria. We’re asking Canadian journalists working for newspapers with a print circulation under 50,000 to please complete …

Former Ontario Press Council executive director passes away

Former Ontario Press Council executive director passes away

A message from John Fraser, President and CEO, National NewsMedia Council of Canada: On behalf of the National NewsMedia Council, we were saddened to hear of Don McCurdy’s death today. Don was the last executive director of the Ontario Press Council and it was his initial push to create a litigious-free national news media dispute resolution organization that ultimately led to the creation to the NNC. On a personal level, I will always be grateful for his generosity and loyalty …

John Fraser appointed as National NewsMedia Council’s Executive Chair

John Fraser appointed as National NewsMedia Council’s Executive Chair

The National NewsMedia Council of Canada today announced that its new Executive Chair will be John Fraser, the veteran journalist, author and educator who was the founding president and CEO of the three-year-old institution. He succeeds Shelley Chrest of British Columbia who now resumes her former role as vice chair (Western Canada). The other vice chairs are Joanne De Laurentiis (Central Canada) and Miller Ayre (Eastern Canada). In the position of Executive Director is Pat Perkel who will continue as …

Decision: 2018-07 – Stephen Greig vs Globe and Mail

The National NewsMedia Council has dismissed with reservation a complaint by Stephen Greig about a January 10, 2018 Globe and Mail article, “Probe at Toronto performing-arts school raises questions for theatre community.”

2017-82: Korski vs Canadaland

The National NewsMedia Council has considered and dismissed a complaint claiming conflict of interest related to a September 2016 Canadaland podcast.

Decision: Louise Yasinchuk vs Timmins Daily Press

For immediate release – The National NewsMedia Council dismissed a complaint about bias, inaccuracy and a lack of opportunity to provide a response related to the Timmins Daily Press article, “Perp avoids jail while victim haunted by assault”.

Decision: Denise Davy vs Burlington Gazette

September 14, 2017 – For immediate release – The National NewsMedia Council has upheld a complaint that the Burlington Gazette breached journalistic standards in printing a correction that was inaccurate and did not provide opportunity to respond to an allegation. 

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.