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News Media Canada Opens Nominations for Industry Champions

Canadians are invited to nominate individuals from the news media industry for their chance to be honoured in the organization's upcoming limited-edition illustrated book - Champions.

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ChampionsoftheTruth--News Media Canada is inviting nominations for individuals who have worked in Canadian newspapers - both past and present - to be considered for inclusion in its upcoming book. The publication, entitled Champions, will be released in the fall of 2023 as part of the annual National Newspaper Week celebrations and will feature the incredible stories of up to 25 notable Canadians from the newspaper industry.

The organization is looking for Champions Of The Truth, individuals whose work in Canadian news media has positively impacted their communities and who are encouraging the next generation of industry trailblazers. The Champions featured in the book will be celebrated as an integral part of what keeps our democracy thriving through a vibrant and independent news media.

“Local journalism is vital to our democracy, providing local, original content that cannot be found anywhere else,” said Paul Deegan, president and chief executive officer of News Media Canada. “The Champions book will highlight the power of words and the people behind the press who use them to communicate essential information to Canadians each and every day. We’re excited to celebrate and honour these individuals and invite everyone to participate by nominating a Champion today.”

All nominees will be evaluated by an independent selection committee based on predetermined criteria. More information on who is eligible for nomination, how to nominate an individual and the evaluation criteria can be found on the News Media Canada website - here - alongside a program FAQ.

Nominations are now open and will be accepted until Friday, March 3, 2023. The nomination form can be accessed here.

The Champions book will be produced using News Media Canada’s custom Champions font that is available for free download at

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Kelly Levson, News Media Canada |


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