The Media Club               
of Ottawa

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Celebrating 100 Years
 Founded in 1916 as the Ottawa Women's Press Club,
four years later joining the Canadian Women's Press Club,
the club changed its name in 1971 and  is now known as the Media Club of Ottawa.


The Club presents  monthly programs of significance
 to professionals in all branches of the communications field,
Our program offers a stimulating variety of speakers, workshops and social events

Monthly meetings take place  at Ottawa City Hall,
Billings Room on the second-last Monday of the month
 
 
The Galley  Books by members About Awards Members News


Media Club of Ottawa
 Executive  2015-2016
President,  June Coxon
Secretary-Treasurer.Iris ten Holder
Email:
Programs
Publicity
Board of Directors: June Coxon,  Iris ten Holder, Janet Webb, Helen Bednarek Van Eyk
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Are you a writer, a journalist, a reporter for other media, TV, Radio? The Media Club of Ottawa is looking for new members and for volunteers to fill several key positions
Membership Fee is $60

Membership Application

Program
2015-2016


21 September
Helene Cayer
Topic: Fundraising


26 October 2015
Kirsten  Smith, freelance journalist, Past President CAJ
Topic:  Researching skills: tips  for journalist & other writers

Ottawa City Hall

16 November 2015
Dr.  John  Kelly -  Associate Journalism Professor, Carleton University.  Writer, co-director, Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education (CIRCLE)
 Creative Photojournalism Today
 
Margaret Graham Award presentation
City Hall

December 2015
Social




February 27, 2016
Twitter for Journalists 2.0. A workshop with Steve Ladurantaye, award winning journalist, head of Canadian News and Government Partnerships for Twitter; plus Ottawa's biggest Tweeter
at
Algonquin College

21 March 2016
at
Ottawa City Hall

 18 April 2016
Speaker, Glen Gower, communications and marketing consultant, publisher of StittsvilleCentral.ca.
 Topic: A Like-Hate Relationship - Social Media's Impact on Community News from an Editorial and Business Perspective.
at
Ottawa City Hall

16 May 2016
 
Speaker: Doris-Maria Heilmann
Topic: The difference between real & vanity publishing
at
Ottawa City Hall


June 2016
 AGM 

Program suggestions for next year are welcome

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Program-2016

In the News

Members' News

Meeting Reports

Awards


In the News
2015
Nov. 4 - Amazon opens first physical bookstore
Nov. 5 - Facebook
Nov. 19 - Learning - students
Dec. 31  - La Presse ends daily paper in
2016

Jan. 6. - Poet laureate named: George Elliott Clarke
Jan. 13 - Andrew Potter leaves Ottawa Citizen
Jan. 26 - CRTC Hearing
Jan. 26 - Guelph Mercury closes
Feb. 8 -   New Media Reguations
Feb. 12 - Photographer Ted Grant receives Order of Canada
Feb. 13 - Radio's Digital Renaissance
Feb. 18 - CRTC
Feb. 18 - Sutcliffe fired
Feb. 19 - Privacy and technology
Feb. 23 - Margo Goodall, former Edmonton Journal editor talks about thr state of journalism on CBC
Feb. 24 - Press Gallery Celebrates 150 Years
April 1 -  Vice Ordered to Hand Over Communication in Terror Case
April 7 - Community newspaper champion Mike Mount retires

Read more in The Galley

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A R C H I V E S

 Meetings held in previous years:

The links below will show a list of speakers for the year 


2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13

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Award Programs

Margaret Graham Award
Awarded yearly in November to students at the University of Ottawa, Algonquin College and Carleton University
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Melba Lent Woelflé Award
Awarded yearly in June to a journalism student with excellent writing skill at Algonquin College
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    On June 11, 2016

    The Media Club of Ottawa presents:

    P I N K   T E A

    to Celebrate the 100 year existence of
    the Ottawa Women's Press Club
    also known as
    the Media Club of Ottawa

    The tea will be followed by a raffle, a silent auction 
    and AGM

    Location:
    at the home of Colleen and George Wetmore
    16 rue du Mont Apica
    Cantley, QC
    J8V 3B2


    RSVP 613 521-4855
    at your earliest convenience
     
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      Recent Events

    March 21, 2016

    Panel Discussion
    The Implications of Media Concentration for Robust Journalism

    Panelists: Phil Jenkins, Ottawa Citizen columnist and author; Dwayne Winseck, professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University and director of the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project since 2009; Bob Brocklebank, chair Glebe Report Association.

    February 27, 2016
    Twitter for Journalists 2.0
    see report in The Galley

    The event took place on February 27, 2016 at Algonquin College, hosted by Joe Banks, journalism professor at the college.

    The speaker, Steve Ladurantaye, an award winning journalist is head of Canadian News and Government Partnerships for Twitter. His job involves working with Canada's top lawmakers, government ministries, non-profit organizations, newsrooms and schools to develop world-leading content strategies and to ensure they are getting the most out of every Tweet they send.

    This two-time National Newspaper award winner launched the Ottawa Business Journal's 
    24-hour breaking news website in 1999, worked to serve Robertson Davies' legacy at the
    Peterborough Examiner and guided the Kingston Whig-Standard through a period of difficult change. 

           Prior to joining Twitter, Ladurantaye was a journalist at the Globe and Mail, covering a wide range of stories and working as an editor. He rode the campaign buses, reported from the House of Commons, delved into the activities of serial killers and deconstructed the failures and successes of massive global corporations. 

     







    Help build the Media Club's "Melba Lent Woelflé Scholarship Fund."
    To contribute,  e-mail Valerie Knowles

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