Wednesday, 31 August 2011
"I would like to thank Sun Publisher Rick Gibbons, Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Axelrad and Sport’s Editor Tim Baines for the opportunity to return to print on a regular basis," says Morrison.
Are you reading this John Kerr?
Kerr, one of the Toronto Sun casualties of Christmas 2008, was dumped after 27 years as the Outdoors columnist.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Brian Vallee made his Toronto media debut in the Eclipse White Wear Building on the northeast corner of King and John, the first home of the Toronto Sun.
(Ron Base, a former colleague of Brian's and a friend for 42 years, comments on Brian's final days and the farewell gathering on his blog. You can read it here.)
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|Christina Blizzard's new book|
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Sunday, 28 August 2011
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Saturday, 27 August 2011
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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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Sunday, 21 August 2011
"Two pages were columnists, so maybe you can forgive them.
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Friday, 19 August 2011
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Sun News abandons free access strategy, says Globe and Mail
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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
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Sunday, 14 August 2011
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Ethics and Sun Media:
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"I hope the person who posted that wasn't a journalist. They got both the spelling of my name (as sent) and the story wrong.
"As previously reported, I'm not returning to the newsroom. On June 1, I took a staff job with the union. So the threat of my return has been removed, just the opposite of what was stated in the posting.
"Besides, Dave (Ellis) was a Sunday editor and I was an assistant city editor."
Brad also says:
"Let me say a few words about Dave.
"Dave Ellis is probably the finest editor I have encountered in my 30 years in the news business. His news judgment is superb. But more than that, he has a wickedly wry sense of humour that provided endless entertainment for his fellow city deskers and I'm honoured to count him as a good friend.
"Many people don't know that Dave, who held senior management positions at both the Star and the Globe, was also a trailblazer for the union movement, having organized the Stratford Beacon-Herald in the 1970s, and he was always an active supporter of the union at the Sun.
"His departure from the Sun newsroom is a great loss."
Thank you for your input, Brad.
It's interesting how a confirm or deny posting can generate more substance, which would have been lost if not posted.
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Saturday, 13 August 2011
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Rob contributed 17 years to the Sun, dammit.
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Friday, 12 August 2011
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The newspaper giants; the many who stood tall; the prolific reporters who became successful publishers; the gifted photographers and cartoonists who made a difference.
We will profile the 62 Day Oners and as many Toronto Sun shooting stars from the first four decades that time allows.
As we said, the post-Nov. 1 TSF blog will be a tribute to those who considered the tabloid more than a job. Company men and women who gave it their all.
The grinches - and all of the negativity associated with them - are best left on the sidelines where they belong. They are a deflating, negative force in an otherwise feel-good, movie-of-the-week newspaper story.
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Thursday, 11 August 2011
Chris Harrison writes:
I worked at the Sun for 15 years in the HR department before I resigned at the beginning of 2008. As the HR director, I had very much supported Rob's last promotion and saw him as a young star that would develop into a strong leader in the newsroom for many years to come.
Rob is a great guy and I am surprised that he is leaving.
Rob, I wish you all the best.
Rob Granatstein had this to say on his Facebook page:
I've loved going to work every single day of my 17 years at the Toronto Sun. The team of reporters, editors, photographers, cartoonists, librarians and everyone else at 333 King St. E. are treasures and I'm so proud to have been able to call them colleagues and friends.
I worked hard every day to earn the respect of my colleagues, our readers and even the people who didn't read The Sun.
I believe passionately in the work the team at The Sun does and I wish all my friends only the best.
I'm humbled by the outpouring of support I've received in person, by phone, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. It has overwhelmed me.
I'm looking forward to taking some time away from the greatest job I've ever had, then figuring out what contribution I can make to ensure this is the best city possible for my family to live in going forward.
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Wednesday, 10 August 2011
A lifelong resident of the City of Toronto, he covered City Hall and Toronto issues for a decade as a reporter and continues to keep a sharp eye on Toronto issues. He's also a member of the Ontario Press Council, and previously ran Press Review magazine. He's a graduate of Ryerson University's journalism program.
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Dave Ellis has told his Facebook followers he was sacked.
Stay tuned for the second reported casualty, said to be a high-profile newsroom vet.
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Tuesday, 9 August 2011
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Why Sun Media quit the Ontario Press Council?
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Saturday, 6 August 2011
We made the discovery while scanning Netflix on a laptop then logging onto Netflix using the Blu-ray player and its catalogue was lacking titles.
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Friday, 5 August 2011
Now, Brian Vallee's 1986 international best-seller is available as an e-book, which would have made the former Underwood typewriter user from the Soo giddy.
Ron Base, a longtime friend of Brian's, says the $9.99 e-book from West-End Books is available at Amazon's Kindle Bookstore.
New exposure for a timeless non-fiction tale of domestic abuse.
Jane Hurshman shot and killed her abusive common-law husband, Billy Stafford, in 1982. The killing was first publicized in Toronto media by Toronto Sun columnist Mark Bonokoski after newspaper clippings were mailed to the Sun by a reader in Nova Scotia.
Brian's 1986 book became a movie, released in 1994.
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Wednesday, 3 August 2011
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Tuesday, 2 August 2011
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Monday, 1 August 2011
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Doug Creighton is no longer around to see that the 40th is properly celebrated, as he was for the 20th and the memorable SkyDome party.
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