In his posthumously published Above the Fold: A Personal History of the Toronto Star, legendary publisher John Honderich shares the inside story of operating a newspaper “for the benefit of the public.” Honderich, who died suddenly in February, provides a historical first-hand account of his beloved newspaper’s journalistic drive for excellence as it strived to live up to its core founding principle of “Humanity Above All” amid the many challenges it faced over the half-century Honderich and his father, Beland, led Canada’s largest newspaper.
To launch this remarkable memoir and journalistic history of the newspaper that shaped the issues important to Canadians, join the journalists who worked closely with John Honderich: Editor Emeritus, Haroon Siddiqui, Investigative reporter, Kevin Donovan and contributing columnist, Chantal Hébert. Moderated by former Toronto Star public editor and current Canadian Journalism Foundation chair, Kathy English.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Toronto Public Library.
November 2, 2022
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto