February 2017 Newsletter

The National NewsMedia Council is pleased to bring you our latest newsletter. Please click here to read a copy of our February 2017 dispatch.    

Public Policy Forum’s report ‘The Shattered Mirror’ released

Earlier today, the Public Policy Forum released its much anticipated report on the Canadian media industry. The report establishes a concrete public policy framework to address the long-term health of the Canadian media ecosystem. You can download a copy of the report here.

Documents for December’s AGM now online

The entire suite of documents that members will require for the NNC’s first annual general meeting, to be held on December 8, 2016, are now available. Please see the appropriate links below. For a copy of the AGM Agenda, please click here. For a copy of the Nominations Ballot, please click here. For copies of the auditor’s report and other financial documents, please contact Brent Jolly, NNC’s community manager, at: [email protected] immediately.

NNC’s by-laws approved

Members, We are happy to be able to distribute a copy of the NNC’s by-laws, which we approved by the board at our meeting on September 22, 2016. You can download your copy in PDF format here.

National NewsMedia Council will hold its first AGM

Annual General Meeting of the National NewsMedia Council to be held on December 8, 2016 at 12 noon EST at the NNC office, 37 Front Street East, Toronto. You can read a full copy of the official notice of meeting. Please also find a copy of the proxy voting form.  

National NewsMedia Council logos

Dear Members, As promised in our most recent quarterly statement, we have made available high-resolution copies of the Council’s logo for each of you to display in your respective publications. We would like to encourage, even urge, all NNC members who haven’t done so thus far to start carrying both our logo and promise to your readers in an appropriate place in your publication. – NNC logo RGB (JPG format) – NNC logo PMS.pdf If you have any problems downloading …

Shelley Chrest succeeds Frances Lankin as NNC Chair

TORONTO (23 September 2016) —  John Fraser, President and CEO of the National NewsMedia Council of Canada (NNC), announced today that Shelley Chrest of Victoria, B.C., the former director and chair of the British Columbia Press Council, and an inaugural vice chair of the NNC, has succeeded the Hon. Frances Lankin as Chair of the year-old council. Ms. Lankin was named to the Senate of Canada earlier this year. At that time she announced she would step down from her …

Notice of upcoming meeting

The next meeting of the National NewsMedia council will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9:30 am EDT, in Toronto. Please find below the meeting’s agenda and other documents that will be discussed.  Meeting agenda  Minutes from previous meeting  Financial reports  Nominations Committee report  Bylaws for approval  Governance Policy Manual  Draft agenda for December 2016 AGM  Updated complaints report

Australian Press Council upholds complaint over implied direct rebuttal

Adjudication 1672: Wade Laube/The Australian 22 Jul 2016 The Press Council considered a complaint by Wade Laube, on behalf of Senator Sean Edwards, about an article published by The Australian on 13 March 2015. The article was headed “Nukes never free, senator told” in print and “Nuclear energy never free, senator Sean Edwards told” online. It followed an announcement by the Senator on 12 March that urged governments to investigate the importation and recycling of spent nuclear fuel. The article …

Truth and accuracy are top complaints to Irish Press Council

(Credit: Press Council of Ireland) Almost 50% of the 278 complaints to the Irish Press Council in 2015 were over truth and accuracy, Ireland’s press ombudsman revealed, according to the Irish Times. Nearly a quarter of complaints focused on privacy. The ombudsman’s report was released in late May, noting the council’s ninth year in existence. “The critical functions of the Press Ombudsman’s Office and the Press Council is to offer an independent complaints handling service,” the statement from press ombudsman Peter Feeney says. “I have …