Longtime CBC News foreign corro Patrick Brown talks in his new book about the peripatetic life of a TV news “fireman” and his personal battle with alcoholism. From the Oct. 28 Toronto Star: After more than a quarter-century covering the world's hot spots, Patrick Brown decided it was time to take a long look back. [...]
Observe: Dammit: I was really looking forward to a description about the path to Conservative dominance, but it's not available. Grrr. :^) As I said before, the danger of automated Twitter feeds.
From AP via CTV.ca: The Christian Science Monitor said Tuesday it will become the first national newspaper to drop its daily print edition and focus on publishing online, succumbing to the financial pressure squeezing its industry harder than ever. Come April, the Boston-based general-interest paper — founded in 1908 and the winner of seven Pulitzer [...]
Saying he can't make a financial go of it in an era of free political blogs, publisher Michael Bate says he is shutting down both Frank magazine and efrank.ca, its online counterpart. From CP via globeandmail.com: First published in 1989, Frank had its heyday during the early 1990s, when circulation was around 16,000 and the [...]
From CP via Canoe.ca: The contract was ratified by 67 per cent of newspaper carriers, 75 per cent of the pressmen and 91 per cent of the inside workers, including journalists. (Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union spokesperson Mary Agnes) Welch said the workers will get pay raises of two per cent per year for three [...]