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The future of Canadian newspapers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by AMacIsaac, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    CanWest, overlord of the Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen and other fine publications, is presenting a series on the future of newspapers.

    You can check it out here:

  2. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Good Lord ... where newspapers fail on their websites: linking.

    Here's the first in the series:

  3. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    A column accompanying today's piece:

  4. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Today's instalment: Advertisers believe in the power of print.

  5. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Ms MacI

    Safe to say, these pieces will be the five finalists for the Leacock Award.

    If only NNAs had a gall category.

  6. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Ms MacI

    Just to put it in perspective: For the price of a newspaper you can just about buy four CanWest shares.

    Staggering, considering the stock prices up around $16 less than three years ago.

    Yes, these are great times for the Aspers. If it's in the Herald, it must be true.

  7. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Oh, I think we should all take whatever's said with a grain of salt. I hear the Aspers are buying the Blue Bombers ... how do the CanWest employees dreading layoff day feel about that?

    I'll be attending a forum a couple weeks from now. Entitled The Future of Journalism, there will be a couple of people from CBC, maybe one of the Herald, and some egomaniacal loudmouth who claims to be a 'media professional' but is really a blogger with half a marketing degree and who has never set foot inside a newsroom.

    Should be interesting.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Probably the same way Quebecor/Sun Media employees feel about the possibility of their employer buying into the Montreal Canadiens after all the slicing and dicing PKP has done (and continues to do).
  9. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Radio is killing newspapers in the U.S., not the web?

  10. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    From charmless Lord Black to the Aspers a.k.a. the Black Knights.

    Just a flesh wound.

  11. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    That's my favourite Python scene, Friend.
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