Journalism

The company’s divide-and-conquer strategy that caused the Calgary Herald strike to fail

Posted by on Sep 12, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Labour relations, Newspapers and Magazines | Comments Off on The company’s divide-and-conquer strategy that caused the Calgary Herald strike to fail

Canada’s last-ditch attempt to renegotiate a trilateral trade deal with Mexico and the United States reminds me of the failed bid by Calgary Herald journalists to obtain a first contract after we unionized.

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NYT obit writer makes her exit

Posted by on Jul 1, 2021 in Books, Brian's Blog, Canadian history, Irish history, Irish poetry, Journalism | Comments Off on NYT obit writer makes her exit

Writing newspaper obits brings many rewards. Writing books brings even more.

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Remembering John Ashbridge, 1946-2018

Posted by on Jun 7, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Radio, Victoria | Comments Off on Remembering John Ashbridge, 1946-2018

He was an accomplished and experienced radio newsman by age twenty-four, and taught me everything I needed to know about becoming a news announcer in Canada.

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Remembering Jack Tennant, 1935–2018

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Alcoholism, Brian's Blog, Journalism | Comments Off on Remembering Jack Tennant, 1935–2018

The veteran newsman was booked to tell an audience stories from his journalistic past. Instead he revealed a dark secret that he had never spoken publicly about before.

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Remembering Jay Scott, 1950-1993

Posted by on Aug 4, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Movies | Comments Off on Remembering Jay Scott, 1950-1993

Film critic Jay Scott had a talent that wouldn’t quit.

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Deconstructing Jesse Brown

Posted by on Jul 20, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Journalism, Media | Comments Off on Deconstructing Jesse Brown

Toronto journalist Jesse Brown has co-written a book mocking all things Canadian. It’s supposed to be funny. It’s not.

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