Remembering The Creator Of Modern Gossip Journalism

Will Straw, PhD | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
Will Straw, PhD

No one will be celebrating this, but 2016 marks the hundredth birthday of one of the most vicious show business gossip magazines ever published, edited by a Canadian named Stephen G. Clow. On his death, the US newspaper columnist Westbook Pegler called him "the originator of Saloon journalism." His colourful life can be used as a direct origin for the modern state of tabloid and celebrity journalism. So why don't more people know his story?

U.K. Dead Soldiers' Families Hacked By Tabloid?

CBC | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada

CBC -- The family members of British soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan may have also had their phones hacked by a U.K. tabloid, according to a r...