The Globe and Mail Among the Top 80 Best Printed Newspapers in the World
MONTREAL, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Globe and Mail and TC
Transcontinental are pleased to announce that TheGlobeandMail, Canada's
National Newspaper, has been welcomed into the Top 80 of The World Association
of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) International Newspaper Color
Quality Club for 2012-2014.
The new TC Transcontinental Canada-wide network of hybrid presses - the only
one of its kind in the country - gave TheGlobe and Mail the flexibility to
deliver colour on every page of its publication, plus glossy magazine-quality
production. The Globe and Mail is printed at five TC Transcontinental plants
in Canada. Members of the Color Quality Club Jury evaluated the quality of
copies produced by theTranscontinental Vaughan printing plant.
"Our investment in innovation has not only enabled us to produce some of the
world's highest-quality newspapers, it has also allowed publishers such as The
Globe and Mail to further develop their brands and meet the evolving needs of
their readers and advertisers," said Brian Reid, President of TC
Transcontinental Printing. "This international honour reflects our commitment
to work with publishers to create a win-win situation for all stakeholders.
I'd like to also take this opportunity to thank our employees for their
contribution to this success."
Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, added: "TC
Transcontinental's state-of-the-art technology helped us deliver a new level
of excellence to our readers and advertisers. It is with great pride that we
share this award with TCTranscontinental as we are both committed to
delivering the best products to our customers."
Membership in this elite club, which consists of the best-printed newspapers
in the world, is determined every two years in a unique international
competition focused on print quality. WAN-IFRA, the global organization for
the press worldwide, represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online
sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries.
La Presse, Quebec's leading daily paper, was also made a member of the
WAN-IFRA International Newspaper Color Quality Club for 2012-2014 for the
quality of its printing. La Presse is printed at Montreal-based
About TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental creates marketing products and services that allow
businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The
Corporation is the largest printer in Canada and the fourth-largest in North
America. As the leading publisher of consumer magazines and French-language
educational resources, and of community newspapers in Quebec and the Atlantic
provinces, it is also one of Canada's major media groups. TC Transcontinental
is also the leading door-to-door distributor of advertising material in Canada
through its Publisac network in Quebec and Targeo in the rest of Canada.
Thanks to a wide digital network of more than 3,500 websites, the Corporation
reaches over 18.7million unique visitors per month in Canada.
TCTranscontinental also offers interactive marketing products and services
that use new communication platforms supported by marketing strategy and
planning services, database analytics, premedia, e-flyers, email marketing,
custom communications and mobile solutions.
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D), known by the brands TC
Transcontinental, TC Media and TCTranscontinental Printing, has
approximately 10,000 employees in Canada and the United States, and reported
revenues of C$2.0 billion in 2011. For more information about the corporation,
please visit www.tc.tc.
About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail, through its newspaper, magazine, online and mobile
platforms, is Canada's foremost news media company. Each day, The Globe leads
the national discussion by engaging Canadians in its award-winning coverage
and analysis of news, politics, business and lifestyle. The Globe and Mail,
Canada's national newspaper, founded in 1844, Report on Business, Canada's
most influential business magazine, and globeandmail.com, the newspaper's
online and mobile media hub, reach a combined 6.0 million readers every month.
The Globe has received numerous journalism awards, including the international
prize for General Excellence in Journalism from the Online News Associations
in 2011, nine Michener Awards for Public Service Journalism, and more National
Newspaper Awards than any other newspaper in Canada. The Globe and Mail is 85%
owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family, and Bell Canada
Media Nathalie St-Jean Senior Advisor, External Communications TC
Transcontinental Telephone: 514 954-3581 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tc.tc
Financial Community Jennifer F.McCaughey Senior Director, Investor Relations
and Financial Communications TC Transcontinental Telephone: 514 954-2821
SOURCE: TRANSCONTINENTAL INC.
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