TORONTO, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– National Newspaper Week is coming up from October 1-7, 2023. Run this editorial in your newspaper and visit www.nationalnewspaperweek.ca for more resources.
The Canadian news media landscape has changed and evolved more over the last decade than ever before. We’re living in the age of information overload. Without tools to distinguish fact from fiction or help us find what’s relevant to our day-to-day lives, misinformation makes it easy to get lost and confused.
Independent local news media outlets are essential to providing Canadians with the factual and reliable information they need. Canadians need to know where and how to access credible news. Here are four ways to stay connected with your local news:
Ultimately, there are many ways to consume local news media content. Interacting with your local newspaper and supporting its content is an act of civic engagement that helps to uphold our country’s democracy.
Local news outlets are champions of the truth. To honour and commemorate their work this National Newspaper Week (October 1-7, 2023), News Media Canada has created its first-ever illustrated book entitled Champions. This book features the stories of notable Canadians from the news media industry who play an integral role in keeping newspapers alive — the most credible source of information that remains written by humans, for humans.
Learn more about National Newspaper Week and show your support for the industry by purchasing a copy of the Champions book and downloading the “Champions” font at www.ChampionsoftheTruth.ca beginning October 1.
Why We Celebrate National Newspaper Week
National Newspaper Week is an annual opportunity to recognize the critical role that newspapers play in an active and healthy democracy and is celebrated in North America starting on the first Sunday in October. Local newspapers deliver vital information to Canadians, connecting local communities across the country and keeping citizens informed, engaged, and connected.
About News Media Canada
News Media Canada is the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada and represents hundreds of trusted titles in every province and territory. News Media Canada is an advocate in public policy for daily and community media outlets and contributes to the ongoing evolution of the news media industry by raising awareness and promoting the benefits of news media across all platforms. For more information, visit www.newsmediacanada.ca or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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