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BigCityLib Strikes Back: Exclusive: Slowly Dying Media Continues To Slowly DIe!

From Toronto Sun Family blog:Layoffs over at 333 King today. 3 advertising coordinators, and I’m sure there will be more to come before the big move to the National Post building.PS.  The new NP “building” isn’t really so much a building as a tent… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Exclusive: Slowly Dying Media Continues To Slowly DIe!

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra Levant, The Alberta NDP, And Journosplaining

I guess I should say something about this.  Alberta’s NDP government decided they weren’t willing to put up with any more disruptions out of kooks from The Rebel (the online HQ of Ezra Levant’s personal death cult), and kicked them out of one of t… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra Levant, The Alberta NDP, And Journosplaining

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Problem With Hosting Trolls

As you can see, The Sun chain of newspapers (now part of Post Media) have decided to kill off the comments section to most of their stories.  But all is not lost!

…we will continue to post our stories, columns and editorials on social media, including Twitter and Facebook, and you will be able to . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Problem With Hosting Trolls

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Cannibalized From Within: The Fate Of Postmedia?

From The Toronto Sun Family blog:

If you want to glimpse the future, consider LaPresse, which will no longer be publishing weekdays. One paper a week on Saturdays – otherwise, it’s all on their tablet app.Expect similar things in PM along with the merging of various products. Several sections of the Post, for example, are . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Cannibalized From Within: The Fate Of Postmedia?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sackings At The Sun today

Or Postmedia, or whatever it is.  Details here.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Jonathon Kay On The Death Of Sun News

It’s the most brilliant thing he’s ever written, because he links back to me, which gives the piece credibility.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: DIe Media Die: Sun News Network is DEAD DEAD DEAD

YES!!!    YES!!!!  YES!!!   BOOOYAH!!!!!!   BOOYAH!!!!!!   BOOYAH!!!!!   YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!   BOOYAHBOOYAH BOOYAH!!!!!!   WHOSE YOUR DADDY??  WHOSE YOUR DADDY?   IZE YOUR DADDY AND IM GONNA SPANKY SPANKY SPANKY YOUR  “@CBCAlerts: @CBCNews has learned that Sun TV will be shutting down tomorrow.” #cdnmedia #journalism— Joanna Smith (@smithjoanna) February 13, . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: DIe Media Die: Sun News Network is DEAD DEAD DEAD

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die! February 13th Is Last Day For Sun News Network?

A sad, sad scene.  Kory is home sulking.  Ezra is out on the sidewalk hawking pencils to pay-off his latest defamation suit.  When they lower the shutters its gonna resemble the “lights out” sale at Target.  You wanna lap-top?  Hang out around back at 25 Ontario Street and some guy will bring you one with . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die! February 13th Is Last Day For Sun News Network?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: What Post Media Bought, When They Bought Sun Media

Part of any sale or purchase it that of good will. They buy the title with the assumption that they are buying, in this case a newspaper (s) that are beloved by their customers. We all know that as stated earlier, “when they see the circulation, they’ll throw up” I was embarrassed to tell people . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: What Post Media Bought, When They Bought Sun Media

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Canoe.ca All In French?

It is (though you can ask for a translation)!

It defaults to “http://fr.canoe.ca/”;” http://eng.canoe.ca/” dead ends.  Has Quebecor abandoned English Canada after the sale of thei5r English properties?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun News Network In Final Death Throes

Huffpo Canada has some information about the big sale that I haven’t heard elsewhere.  In particular, what happens to the Sun News Network, which was not part of the deal.

The news network will be able to keep its name under a licensing agreement with Postmedia, which is buying 175 English-language Sun Media newspapers for . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun News Network In Final Death Throes

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun News Prepares To Grovel

RT @RobertFife: Brian Mulroney called Liberals to say Sun Media will apologize tomorrow for offensive rant by @ezralevant vs @JustinTrudeau— National Newswatch (@natnewswatch) September 28, 2014

If you’re thinking WTF Brian Mulroney? New Chair of Quebecor “@chevymo: Brian Mulroney? Why him? @cfhorgan @RobertFife @ezralevant @JustinTrudeau“— Robert Fife (@RobertFife) September 28, 2014

And an update: Even . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun News Prepares To Grovel

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: New Round Of Layoffs At Sun Media?

,,,at the Ottawa Sun, in specific: It pretty much leaves the cleaning staff to run the place, perhaps a precursor to selling or shutting down.  Pretty soon there won’t be anything left for Justin to boycott.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: Quebecor Ready To Dump T.O. Sun

…and other Sun Media media products:“To be honest, if somebody was to call me [with an offer], I would certainly listen,” he said. “We understand that it is a declining business.”

And an interesting comment from T.O. Sun Family:

Who in their right mind would buy one of these papers? They are interconnected with publishers/sales . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: Quebecor Ready To Dump T.O. Sun

BigCityLib Strikes Back: It’s Sad To Be A Part Of The Sad Sad Dying Media In The Hot Hazy Days Of Summer

…having to hack out words when you’d rather be boozing it up pool-side, being forced into sad sad stunts like this, or being forced to respond to them like they’re at the same level as the discovery that Canada is secrectly parachuting troops into Namibia, all the time sweating it out in an un-airconditioned newsroom . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: It’s Sad To Be A Part Of The Sad Sad Dying Media In The Hot Hazy Days Of Summer

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: National Post On Its New Summer Print Schedule

National Post is on its summer print schedule. No more Monday papers until after Labour Day.— Steve Faguy (@fagstein) July 6, 2014

I haven’t seen the official  NP statement announcing their summer schedule, but someone on the inside has emailed me a secret first draft, before the despairing tone of it was softened to something . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: National Post On Its New Summer Print Schedule

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: Paywalls Already On Way Out

I believe that over the next 24 months we will see the legacy meter model (yes, legacy only after two years) fade into the background. In its place we can expect to see new alternatives emerge, such as premium sites, tablet experiments, new smartphone developments, and creative concepts that we’ve not yet even imagined. As . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: Paywalls Already On Way Out

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: More Cuts At Sun News

The Dim Reapers strike again – managers being laid off across the chain, though unclear yet if it’s every managing editor or just some. Several Ontario dailies lost their MEs today. Other senior staff also cut.

And:

Webco printing in London closed. As many as 40 gone.

And:More than 40^there were companies that relied on . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: More Cuts At Sun News

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Dying Media Continues To Die

Postmedia earnings out. Lost $11-million, blames most of it on $15-million in restructuring charges.— Steve Ladurantaye (@sladurantaye) January 9, 2014

 Though a little more slowly: Postmedia’s 1Q revenue was down 8.4% to $194M, bit of a slower decline than past few quarters— Christine Dobby (@christinedobby) January 9, 2014

And what is to blame?  Postmedia 1QFY2014: . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Dying Media Continues To Die

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun Media Begins Its Annual Round Of Xmas Layoffs

From TSF:

More to come, at least in Ontario. Bleak start to the holiday season. Thought Scrooge resigned…guess not.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Former Head Of CHRC Jennifer Lynch Passes

Something I didn’t know about her:

As the last President of the National P.C. Women’s Caucus, Jennifer was an advocate for the involvement and advancement of women in politics. She was proud to serve as Chief of Staff to the Right Honourable Joe Clark, then P.C. Party Leader. 

Pity.  The woman took alot of crap . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Former Head Of CHRC Jennifer Lynch Passes

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kiss It Goodbye, Toronto Star

TorStar to launch Toronto Star paywall tomorrow.— Laura Hubbard (@laurahubb) August 12, 2013

That is all.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Another QMI Paper Bites Dust

Midland Press closed this morning with a loss of five jobs, though it doesn’t look as though they have bothered to put up notice of the fact on their website:

Did Midland even get a farewell in their print edition? I looked online and I don’t see anything. I’m also not seeing anything on their website. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Another QMI Paper Bites Dust

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Andrew Coyne’s Letter To Ezra: The Secret First Draft

Andrew Coyne, in response to a query from Ezra Levant, has written a short letter outlining his position with respect to the CRTC’s granting CBC special distribution rights. I have been able to acquire (through secret sources at the National Post) an early draft of this letter, which I think more clearly reveals Andrew’s state . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Andrew Coyne’s Letter To Ezra: The Secret First Draft

BigCityLib Strikes Back: What Does Paying For A Look Behind The Globe Pay-Wall Get You?

According to Media culpa, a three year old article that first appeared in The National Post…on the subject of kilts.