Canada Newspapers

Taking Away a Writer's Copyright Is Wrong

David Martin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Business
David Martin

Publications don't exist unless content creators (i.e. writers) create some content. They deserve to be fairly paid for their work and they deserve to retain the copyright. Most major reputable publications do just that but sadly the numbers are declining.

The Face of Advertising is Changing (Or Is It?)

Larry Leach | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business
Larry Leach

In 2013, one of the most common refrains I heard while selling print ads to small business owners was "We are concentrating on our online advertising". There is no doubt there is, and should be, an upward trend towards owning your online footprint. However, the idea of marketing exclusively online for a brick and mortar business is unwise to say the least. Conversely, an online business should not close their minds to traditional advertising.

If You're Rich and White the Newspapers Want You

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

In terms of visible minorities, the Globe and Mail is doing no better than its national print-based competitors in providing a forum for ethnic Canadian voices. This diverse demographic is projected to grow to a third of the Canadian population by 2030. Is traditional Canadian media doing anything to include, reflect or address their experiences in the multicultural mosaic, building on the wave of the present and future? The examples are few and far between.

Jeff Bezos Will Save the Washington Post

Diane Francis | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

While the outcome is fairly obvious, the question is why did Bezos pay $250 million (he paid $500 million but $250 was its real estate) for the Washington Post? Why didn't he just start offering content deals to publishers and journalists then sell it on Amazon as he does now with movies?

Sunny Freeman

Breaking Point For Canada's Newspapers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada Business

Job cuts, outsourcing, and a paywall push in the face of plunging advertising sales at Canada’s largest-circulation newspaper epitomize the latest t...

Paper's Sunday Edition Bites The Dust

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - The Halifax Chronicle Herald, Canada's largest independently owned daily newspaper, has confirmed it will stop publishing its Sunday edition...

What's Really Killing Print Journalism

Jim Harris | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

Print journalism is changing fundamentally. Three dramatic events last week make the point: On October 18, Newsweek magazine announced it will become a digital only publication in 2013, ending 80 years in print. Newspapers have failed, so far, to acquire the skill sets required for print journalism in the 21st century.

Watching the Watchdog: Saving Canadian Journalism From Itself

Tim Knight | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Slowly, slowly, the dwindling band of journalists who survive all the cuts are being acclimatized to the notion that their job is no longer to serve the people in our democracy -- a tradition proudly built up over the past couple of hundred years, often at great cost -- but to serve their employer. So why don't we, the people, take over -- subsidize our precious democratic journalism ourselves? Here's the plan.

Rachel Mendleson

Conrad Black Open To Buying Back Into Canada's Newspaper Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Business

Conrad Black has been out of the Canadian newspaper game for some time, but he may not be gone for good. Just months after his return to Canada af...

Watching the Watchdog: Stats Don't Lie, Political News Falls Short

Tim Knight | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Seems that when you spend an hour watching Canadian TV news stories about politics, you get only about 15 minutes of real information. These scary numbers come from the highly respected charitable Samara Institute today. Samara has spent months doing all the research, the number crunching, and the drawing of conclusions. Will the newsrooms listen? Probably not.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Will Alternative Weeklies Fall?

Will Straw, PhD | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada
Will Straw, PhD

When the Mirror was launched in the mid-1980s, it touted its independence and social purpose. I remember going to benefit concerts and parties organized to help it get off the ground and survive. But it's been shut down, and I fear even an online version wouldn't be able to pay even the most abysmal of salaries, or even reassert itself as a go-to source for young Montreal anglos.

Rachel Mendleson

Why Are Newspapers Slashing Jobs When Readership Is Still Strong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Business

Citing declining print advertising revenue, two of Canada’s major newspaper publishers in recent weeks announced significant editorial belt-tighteni...

Watching the Watchdog: Is Huffpost Killing Democracy?

Tim Knight | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

A former CBC colleague-turned-journalism professor very politely questions the ethics of my writing this column for HuffPost. Surely, he suggests delicately, the internet in general -- and aggregators like HuffPost in particular -- are killing traditional mainstream, general-interest journalism. And, in the process, seriously damaging democracy. My reply...?

These Canadian Cities Are About To Get A New Daily Paper

CP | Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- Daily commuter newspaper chain Metro Canada is expanding into six new cities as of April 2. The free daily plans to begin offering print...

Toronto Sun Rises at 40 as Newspapers Fade

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Over the past 40 years it has become something of an institution in Toronto -- beloved by some, despised by others, but always competitive, periodically incestuous, often irritatingly cheerful, occasionally naughty, and ever determined to be itself and to hell with what critics think.

Postmedia Network's Underwhelming Third Quarter Results

THE CANADIAN PRESS | Posted 09.11.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A) reported losses in the third quarter as it pulled in less advertising reven...

Journalist Christie Blatchford Leaves Globe and Mail for Postmedia

Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada

(The Canadian Press) TORONTO - Postmedia Network Canada has announced that Christie Blatchford has left the Globe and Mail to become a national column...

The Fundamental Problem With Newspaper Paywalls

Alfred Hermida | Posted 07.30.2011 | Canada
Alfred Hermida

Like every newspaper group, PostMedia is trying to figure out how to transition from a paid print circulation to a digital readership used to getting news for free. But changing human behavior is a tall order.

Montreal Gazette Adopts Online Paywall

CBC News | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada

(CBC) --The Montreal Gazette, the city's largest English-language newspaper, is introducing a pay-for the-web model on its online site as of Wednesday...