Blog by John Miller

Back from the dead

August 25th, 2013

With so many newspapers failing or in financial difficulty, it's a pleasure to welcome some back from the dead.

Next month, several downtown Toronto neighbourhoods will again receive their Town Crier, a monthly tabloid that ceased publication in May after the paper's parent company, Multimedia Nova, was placed in receivership.

Now it's being relaunched as an independent publication by a group ...

Who's in charge?

August 6th, 2013

It could have happened something like this. Jeff Bezos, the founder of, was idly surfing the Internet one day when he clicked on the Washington Post. He didn't mean to. Even though he lives in Washinton, he never reads the paper. There wasn't anything interesting there, so he let his attention drift. A few days later, his American Express statement arrived and he noticed an unusual ...