Newspapers and Magazines

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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Remembering Greg McIntyre, 1943–2018

Posted by on Aug 4, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Newspapers and Magazines | Comments Off on Remembering Greg McIntyre, 1943–2018

I owe him a great debt of gratitude for bringing me back to newspapers when I saw my future in radio.

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The column I never got to write for the Calgary Herald

Posted by on May 30, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Newspapers and Magazines | 0 comments

When I left the Calgary Herald, I didn’t get a chance to write a farewell column. Here’s what I might have written.

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A reporter-turned-politician sues Canada’s largest newspaper publisher

Posted by on Dec 22, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Justice, Newspapers and Magazines, Politics | 0 comments

Television war correspondent Arthur Kent earned the nickname “Scud Stud” when he reported about Iraqi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf war of 1991. He received a less flattering designation when he ran for provincial politics in Alberta.

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Rogues and Rebels is a #1 Calgary Herald bestseller

Posted by on Oct 17, 2021 in Books, Brian's Blog, Newspapers and Magazines | 0 comments

After a successful launch at Owl’s Nest Books, Rogues and Rebels has made it to the top of the Calgary Herald local bestsellers list.

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Langara Journalism at 50

Posted by on May 22, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Newspapers and Magazines | 0 comments

I had the dubious distinction of being identified as the oldest graduate of the Langara journalism program when former and current students and staff gathered on May 15 at a community centre in Vancouver’s former Olympic Village to celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary.

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