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‘No more waffling, big Canadian media’

Craig Silverman wrote an interesting blog post in which he lauds some major Canadian media players for getting off the fence and picking a strategic direction.

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Fri, August 1 2014 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Print advertising weakness continues at Toronto Star

Despite continuing weakness in revenue from its print operations, Torstar Corp. managed to boost its second-quarter profit.

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Wed, July 30 2014 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Global News offers buyouts to staff

Saw this on Twitter today: Global News is offering buyouts to employees #cdnmedia #journalism #television — Tamara Baluja (@tamara_baluja) April 16, 2014 The #broadcast and #online graphics team at Global News will be consolidated. The memo I have doesn't say what this means for firing/hiring — Tamara Baluja (@tamara_baluja) April 16, 2014 Global News memo […]

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Wed, April 16 2014 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Some dismaying markers for U.S. journalism

Shrinking news revenues and shrinking newsroom headcounts continue to cast a shadow over the U.S. news industry.

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Thu, April 3 2014 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Rounding up the cuts in Canada’s news industry

Figures compiled by the Canadian Media Guild show losses of about 10,000 jobs across Canada (and job categories) in the past five years, reports Jan Wong, a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B., in J-Source.

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Tue, November 19 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Arbitrator rules for ‘Globe and Mail’ over Jan Wong

From the Toronto Star: Journalist Jan Wong breached a confidentiality agreement with The Globe and Mail and must pay back an undisclosed severance payment, an arbitrator has ruled.

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Fri, July 5 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Collapsing print revenues hammer Postmedia Network

A continuing collapse in print revenues, coupled with anemic growth in digital revenues, combined to result in a $112-million quarterly loss for the Postmedia Network, the Globe and Mail reported.

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Wed, July 3 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

More than 60 take buyouts from Pacific Newspaper Group

News1130.com in Vancouver reports that up to 62 people from various departments of the Pacific Newspaper Group have accepted buyouts from the company, a division of Postmedia Network. The papers affected are the Vancouver Sun and its sister paper the Province. One notable name departing is investigative reporter David Bains, who made his name by […]

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Tue, June 11 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Canadian newspaper revenue trend looks bleak, report says

From The Globe and Mail: Canada’s newspaper industry will see advertising and circulation revenue decline by almost 20 per cent over the next four years, according to a global study that suggests the market was worth $2.1-billion in 2012.

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Wed, June 5 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

CityNews is no more

Rogers Communication’s foray into the world of 24 hour local TV news has ended after 20 months.

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Thu, May 30 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off