Thursday, 29 May 2008

Odds & ends

Kingston Whig-Standard honours
Sun Media's acquisition of Osprey newspapers last summer increased the chances of reaping more newspaper awards and honourable mentions. The latest national recognition is an honourable mention for the Kingston Whig-Standard in the 2007 Canadian Journalism Foundation excellence in journalism awards. The paper won praise in the small/local media category. The awards were presented at a CJF gala in Toronto last night.

Sun's wrist slapped for "hose job" comments
A Canadian Press story says the Ontario Press Council has upheld a complaint against the Toronto Sun over a city hall story last October. The complaint involved contract negotiations for Toronto firefighters and the Sun's "secret hose job" comments in a column. The complaint was filed by Scott Marks, president of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Donato in black and white
We think we have figured out why Andy Donato's editorial cartoons in the Toronto Sun are a mix of black and white and colour - the number of pages. It seems the new Quebecor presses can't handle colour in the op-ed pages when the tab is beyond 100 pages. If so, that and earlier deadlines for the Sun are affecting reader service.

Speaking of earlier deadlines
The photo caption for Tuesday's front page photo of Sheryl Crow was "Something to Crowe about." People picking up the Sun expecting to read a concert review on Page 57 were shortchanged. All they got was another photo of Crow on Page 57, no review. (That's what we got beyond the GTA, we're not sure about the GTA). And what's with "Crowe?"

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