Blog by John Miller

The Hall of Shame

November 26th, 2015
Even Paul Godfrey seemed surprised when he was installed in Canada's News Hall of Fame this week.

"I was quite surprised," he said in his acceptance speech. "I'm not a journalist, I don't pretend to be a journalist."

The man should not be surprised about another development, though -- the negative reaction his "honour" is receiving among many journalists. As CEO of Postmedia Network Canada ...

Bye bye newspapers

November 10th, 2015

Way back in the 1980s, Canadian publisher Stuart Keate said that being in the newspaper business doesn't make much sense.

"Ask yourself: is there another business quite like it? Where the product may vary widely, in size and content, from day to day, but always sells for a fixed price? Where, having gone through a sophisticated laser system straight out of NASA, it is handed over to a tw ...