Blog by John Miller

Sold to vultures

May 11th, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of readers woke up today to news that their local newspaper has been sold -- and the new owner is something called "the ad hoc committee of Canwest's unsecured bondholders."

If I were those readers, I would be very, very angry. In a $1.1 billion stroke, the leading newspapers in cities like Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Montreal have fallen into th ...

Good journalism

May 10th, 2010

An important victory for investigative journalism has just been won in Quebec, but most journalists probably overlooked it.

That's too bad, because it demonstrates that good journalism can sometimes be found in unlikely places and that "public interest" and "responsible journalism" are increasingly being recognized by the courts in Canada.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Catherine Mandeville ...