National NewsMedia Council and Canadian University Press announce new partnership

TORONTO (June 26, 2018) — The National NewsMedia Council of Canada (NNC) and the Canadian University Press (CUP) announced today a partnership that will enable CUP member publications to access the NNC’s suite of training and support services.

“This partnership is a clear statement that the future of journalism in Canada is collaborative,” says John Fraser, executive chair of the NNC. “Whether one is working at a campus news organization, community publication, or in a major Canadian newsroom, a commitment to journalism ethics and standards are objectives we can all rally around.”

As part of this partnership, CUP’s 45 member publications across Canada will be entitled to the pre-publication support, training seminars, and ethical guidance that the NNC offers to its member newspapers, magazines and digital news sites.

“The NNC is very excited to help nurture the next generation of Canadian journalists at a grassroots level,” Fraser says.

“We are thrilled to begin our partnership with the NNC and we look forward to being able to offer their great services and support to our membership,” says Erik Preston, president of CUP.

“We see this as an opportunity to further strengthen CUP’s commitment to journalistic ethics and standards within the campus press, while also bringing together two organizations that each play a vital role in the Canadian media landscape.”



The National NewsMedia Council is a voluntary, self-regulatory journalism standards and ethics body for the English-language news media industry in Canada. It was established in 2015 with two main aims: to serve as a forum for complaints against its members, and to provide public education about the importance of quality journalism in a free and democratic society. It also administers the Fraser MacDougall Award for best new Canadian voice in Human Rights Reporting, in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights.   To learn more about the NNC visit:

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Canadian University Press (CUP) is a national, non-profit co-operative, owned and operated by student newspapers from coast to coast. The co-operative was formed in 1938 when editors from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg to discuss problems they faced covering national news. CUP is a community of student journalists, supporting our members at all times – especially when they need it most. CUP also recognizes the talent of its journalists by awarding the annual John H. Price McDonald Award for Excellence in Student Journalism.

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