Wednesday, 30 January 2008

EdSun phone-in

Edmonton Sun publisher David Black will be taking phone calls from readers tonight to "help us make it better."

"I'd like to give Edmontonians an opportunity to pass out bouquets and bricks, to let us know what they really like - and any grievances they might have," Black says in an Edmonton Sun invite today. "More importantly, I want our readers to know that we value them and want to hear what they have to say."

The Edmonton Sun story says Black's phone-in will be held tonight, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"You tell Black what you want us to write, and maybe it'll be read all over. Just call 408-6690 in the Edmonton area or the toll-free line, 1-866-519-4722, in the designated hours."

That is one way for Black to say the Edmonton Sun still cares about its readers. Question is, will he accept calls from anonymous, disgruntled employees and is there sufficient newsroom staff to cater to the wants of readers following last year's Quebecor chainsaw cutbacks?

A TSF reader says:

"Unless Quebecor has dramatically loosened the reins on its publishers and is going to allow local editorial control over its papers again, this is nothing more than a poor attempt at public relations."

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