Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair–So Long Ed Murrow and Hard-Hitting Mainstream Journalism

You can hardly pick up a paper these days without hearing of another local paper or indeed chain of papers folding up, laying hundreds off and leaving the community without a local paper, or with Read more…

Northern Insight / Perceptivity: Black Press proves its news instincts once again

A spy in the Prince Rupert region provided information that would probably surprise the unscholarly urban dwellers at the Koch brothers’ favourite Canadian policy institution: Fraser institute identifies Conrad Elementary as one of the fastest improving schools in the province, based in part on improvements at the grade 7 level. What they fail to notice ...

Northern Insight / Perceptivity: Hard hitting journalism by Black Press

Mount Polley Mine meeting important to attend, by Ken Wilson, Williams Lake Tribune (Black Press), Apr 17, 2015 Over the years companies, governments, and those in-between have created some major public relations gaffs (sic) by not addressing bad situations in time, hoping the publicity would die soon. …Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mining Corporation (sic) has, ...

Cowichan Conversations: Time to Regulate the News Media

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The Tyee’s Associate Editor Shannon Rupp wrote this thorough analysis regarding the state of the media, published in August 2014. It seems timely to post it once again when on Vancouver Island we could soon be facing Black Press papers from one end to another. In the Cowichan Valley where two papers the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan News Leader Workers Are On Strike!

This just in. The picket lines are up at the Cowichan News Leader. Black Press is trying to impose a two-year wages system on new employees. Here is the CHEK TV NEWS Report 

Cowichan Conversations: David Black Media Tycoon Is Promoting A Bitumen Refinery in Kitimat

Richard Hughes Political Blogger Controversy surrounding the proposed Enbridge Northern Pipeline just got a goosing from Victoria based media tycoon David Black. The history of transporting bitumen has a very poor track record. The Alberta’s Tar Sands product presents a classic case of whatever you do next is wrong. Bitumen is a dastardly and destructive substance and ...