Blog by John Miller

Sock! Pow! Sun TV!

March 30th, 2011

Sun News Network -- an outfit that promises to give Canadians all the news that fits the right -- is making no pretense that it will honour traditional journalistic values like objectivity, the discipline of verification and the public's right to receive information that can help them become good citizens.

Dubbed "Fox News North," the network will launch itself on Monday, relying on persona ...

Hall of Shame

March 12th, 2011

It's a tragedy, what's happened to the Canadian News Hall of Fame.

It should be a place of honour, where journalists and members of the public learn about the contributions of those who have been enshrined there, from Joseph Howe to Gordon Sinclair to Trina McQueen, and perhaps gain a little respect for a noble profession before it gets buried in the miasma of "citizen journalism" (a misno ...

Convergence wins

March 9th, 2011

One of the longest and most vicious labor disputes in Canadian journalism began two years ago when Quebecor Media Inc. threatened to lay off 75 office workers at its Le Journal de Montreal newspaper. Now the lockout is over, with a humiliating union surrender that, among other things, means the loss of 190 jobs.

What happened in Montreal should send shock waves through other Canadian media u ...