19 Apr

7 interesting facts from the Newspaper Canada 2012 Circulation Data Report

<p><strong style="font-size: 10px;">By Tamara Baluja</strong></p><p>Newspapers Canada released its <a href="">2012 circulation data</a> report Thursday with statistics on French and English dailies. Here are 7 interesting facts from the report:</p><p><strong>How many daily newspapers are there in Canada?</strong></p><p>There are 95 English and French paid dailies in Canada and 29 free dailies. That’s a grand total of 124 daily newspapers.</p>

2 Apr

Does credibility take a hit when media companies both own teams and employ sports journalists?

<p><strong>By Ryan Mallough</strong></p><p>Last year’s 100<sup>th</sup> Grey Cup game was a major Canadian milestone in sports. It set record television ratings for TSN, making it the most watched CFL final ever with 5.5 million viewers.  But while the TSN’s Grey Cup coverage was extensive, its major competitor, Sportsnet, covered the event lightly and in some cases, even disparagingly, says Bruce Dowbiggin, who writes a sports column for <em>The Globe and Mail</em>.</p>

13 Mar

Pink Triangle Press terminates nine Toronto jobs, shuts down Fab magazine

<p><strong>By Tamara Baluja</strong></p><p><a href="">Pink Triangle Press</a> has terminated nine Toronto-based jobs and is closing down <em><a href="">Fab</a></em>, a popular free biweekly 'gay scene' magazine, just shy of its 20th anniversary.</p>

31 Jul

The Huffington Post’s Canadian ambitions

<p><strong>By Jonathan Sas, for <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Tyee</a></strong></p>

22 May

Breaking down the money in media mergers (to the tune of $750 million)

<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 1.3em; line-height: 1.5em; font-family: 'Lucida Grande', Verdana, sans-serif; "><strong>By Michael Geist</strong>, The Tyee</span></p>

8 Mar

CRTC approves BCE Inc. takeover of CTVglobemedia

There are promises to create new jobs in newsrooms in Western Canda when BCE Inc. takes command of CTVglobemedia next month. The promises come in the CRTC decision allowing the […]

27 Apr

On net neutrality and Internet access

Steve Anderson of, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes an open and innovative communications system in Canada, appeared before a House of Commons committee that’s looking at the […]

10 Mar

Goldman Sachs asks court to stop Shaw-Canwest deal

Wall Street investment firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is set to appeal an Ontario Court decision that approved the sale of Canwest Global Communications Corp.’s television assets to Shaw Communications […]

2 Mar

Canwest sale to Shaw likely positive for journalists

Jim Shaw’s purchase of Izzy Asper’s old media empire should mark the start of better things for Canwest journalists, writes Kelly Toughill. Jim Shaw’s purchase of Izzy Asper’s old media […]

19 Feb

Rival bid for Canwest emerges

Just hours before Shaw Communications Inc. was about to seek court approval for its offer to buy 20 per cent equity and a controlling stake in Canwest, another bid has […]