Academic Members & Publications

Each year, the NNC – in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights – awards the Fraser MacDougall Prize to an exceptional piece of human-rights-focused journalism. Click here to learn more about Fraser MacDougall and the annual award.

The Academic Initiative is a first-of-its-kind program that strives to link institutions of higher learning with trusted news organizations to produce an accountable news media ecosystem and a news literate public. By explaining the critical role quality journalism plays in a democracy, this program build a so-called ‘credibility alliance’ that champions the importance of accurate, peer-reviewed, information as a foundation for a strong and cohesive society.

If your institution is interested in joining the NNC’s Academic Initiative, please contact Brent Jolly –

The following academic institutions and publications are members of the National NewsMedia Council:


Academic Institutions

Carleton University
Centennial College
Concordia University
McGill University
McMaster University
Queen’s University
Ryerson University
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
University of Toronto
University of Western Ontario
York University

Student News Organizations

Algonquin Times, The (Algonquin College)
Aquinian, The (St. Thomas University)
Argosy, The (Mount Allison University)
Argus, The (Lakehead University)
Athenaeum, The (Acadia University)
Augustana Medium, The (University of Alberta)
Baron, The (University of New Brunswick)
Brunswickan, The (University of New Brunswick)
Cadre, The (University of Prince Edward Island)
Capilano Courier (Capilano University)
Cascade, The (University of the Fraser Valley)
Concordian, The (Concordia University)
Cord, The (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Dalhousie Gazette, The (Dalhousie University)
Dialog, The (George Brown College)
Eyeopener, The (Ryerson University)
Fulcrum, The (University of Ottawa)
Gateway, The (University of Alberta)
Gauntlet, The (University of Calgary)
GH Post (University of Guelph-Humber)
Griff, The (MacEwan University)
Journal, The (Saint Mary’s University)
Link, The (Concordia University)
Mars’ Hill (Trinity Western University)
Meliorist, The (University of Lethbridge)
Mike, The (University of Toronto)
Nexus Newspaper (Camosun College)
Nugget, The (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)
Omega, The (Thompson Rivers University)
Other Press, The (Douglas College)
Phoenix, The (University of British Columbia)
Queen’s Journal (Queen’s University)
Quill, The (Brandon University)
Ryersonian, The (Ryerson University)
Sheaf, The (University of Saskatchewan)
Sheridan Sun, The (Sheridan College)
Silhouette, The (McMaster University)
Spoke, The (Conestoga College)
Sputnik, The (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Strand, The (University of Toronto)
Toike Oike, The (University of Toronto)
Ubyssey, The (University of British Columbia)
UWO Gazette (University of Western Ontario)
Varsity, The (University of Toronto)
Voice, The (Athabasca University)
Watch, The (University of King’s College)
Xaverian Weekly, The (Saint Francis Xavier University)