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Adjusted working hours during the holidays

Adjusted working hours during the holidays

2021 has been a hectic year. That’s why during this year’s holiday season, the NNC’s standard hours of operation will be adjusted. Our operations will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and re-open on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. All relevant queries will be responded to upon re-opening. Staff will be spending their holidays re-charging their batteries for what promises to be an exciting 2022!

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Oh editor, where art thou?

Oh editor, where art thou?

As a self-regulatory industry association, the National NewsMedia Council frequently hears from Canadians who express concerns about how our member news organizations report, or opine, on news and current affairs that have a public impact.  Some of the most popular refrains from complaints include keywords such as: “bias”, “omission”, “inaccuracy”, etc. As a matter of process, before the NNC gets involved, we encourage complainants to attempt to find a resolution to the concern with the news organization at the ‘local …

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The National NewsMedia Council is recruiting new directors

The National NewsMedia Council is recruiting new directors

In 2022, the National NewsMedia Council (NNC) is looking forward to welcoming new public directors to strengthen its educational mandate.  Public directors are members of the public who are not affiliated with news organizations that are members in the NNC and form a simple majority on the Council. Past public members have included teachers, lawyers, faith leaders, or those with expertise in business and/or management.  To learn more about current NNC directors, please click here.  All public members receive a …

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