National Newspaper Awards 60th Awards Gala



    
                             FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

                           LE CENTRE SHERATON HOTEL
                                   MONTREAL

               Emcees: Serge Chapleau and Terry Mosher (Aislin)
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - The country's top prizes for journalism will be
handed out during the 60th National Newspaper Awards ceremony in Montreal on
Friday, May 22. This will mark the gala's return to Montreal for the first
time since 2000.
    The event is expected to attract a large contingent of publishers,
editors, and journalists as well corporations and people with a special
interest in newspapers.
    The National Newspaper Awards gala will conclude three days of
newspaper-related events, including the Canadian Newspaper Association's
annual Conference from May 20 to 22 at Le Centre Sheraton Hotel in downtown
Montreal. Details on the conference, titled "Ink and Beyond", are at
www.inkandbeyond.ca.
    Guests will be in for a visual treat from the two celebrity emcees. Terry
Mosher, whose editorial cartoon nom de plume at The Gazette in Montreal is
"Aislin", and Serge Chapleau, six-time NNA award winner for cartoons, will
amuse and entertain throughout the evening with a collection of their cartoons
over the years.
    The gala will be a fast-paced and entertaining evening to honour the 66
finalists, three in each of the 22 award categories. Each of the three
finalists will be introduced in video form and the surprise winner of each
will be announced. This will mark the first year for a new category,
Multimedia Feature, to recognize the best of newspapers' online works.
    Prominent newspaper personalities from the past and present will serve as
presenters of the awards.
    The evening gets underway with a host reception at 5:00 p.m. It will be
followed by a banquet dinner at 6:30 and then the awards ceremony. Following
the awards show, there will be wrap-up reception.
    The evening offers an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with
people from the daily newspaper industry.
    Tickets are $180 each, plus GST ($189). Tables of 10 can be purchased for
$1,800, plus 5% GST ($1,890). To reserve, contact Bryan Cantley, NNA
Secretary, at 416-575-5377 (bcantley@cna-acj.ca), or Lee White, NNA
Administrative Assistant, at 416-923-3567, ext. 228 (nna@cna-acj.ca).




For further information:

For further information: Bryan Cantley, NNA Secretary, at (416)
575-5377, (bcantley@cna-acj.ca); or Lee White, NNA Administrative Assistant,
at (416) 923-3567, ext. 228, (nna@cna-acj.ca)


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