Western Manitoba loses local TV news as CKX closes

I was sad to read of the closure of CKX TV in Brandon, Manitoba last Friday. In the late 1970s I was the afternoon drive announcer on CKX Radio, a 50,000 watt station covering Brandon and dozens of rural communities across southwestern Manitoba. I occasionally wandered into the TV studios to appear in car dealer […]

‘Future of Media’ discussion September 24 in Toronto

From digitaljournal.com: Citizen media news outlet DigitalJournal.com is proud to announce it will be hosting a unique panel discussion featuring some of the most influential leaders in Canadian media. Dubbed “The Future of Media,” the live panel discussion will explore how the mainstream media are implementing user-generated content and what challenges news organizations face in […]

Charging for online news? ‘That horse has left the barn,’ says Globe & Mail

News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch may be keen to build paywalls around his websites, but Canada’s Globe & Mail is not looking to charge for access to online news. “I think that horse has left the barn,” Globe publisher Phillip Crawley tells the Canadian Marketing Association. The Globe does, however, see a good business in […]

Globe & Mail flattens structure, adds digital staff

J-Source has posted a memo from the Globe & Mail’s recently promoted Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse outlining a reshuffle of senior managers. There will be no deputy editor. Three masthead editors will take expanded responsibility for News and Sports (David Walmsley), Features (Jill Borra) and Business (Elena Cherney). Commentary and Custom Content remain under their current […]

This newspaper owner is doing OK

Times may be tough for some newspaper owners, but Santa Barbara News-Press co-publisher Wendy McCaw appears to be getting by just fine. Her helicopter-toting 193-foot motoryacht Calixe is in Toronto, drawing plenty of admiring looks. Ms McCaw and her fiancé, Arthur von Wiesenberger, are co-publishers of the News-Press, a newspaper she purchased in 2000 from […]