With blogs, they need not be.
So a big welcome to John Downing, a Toronto Sun Day Oner and former editor/columnist, who has launched a blog called Downing's Views.
Whether fish tales, political commentary or tales of the Little Paper That Grew, Downing, one of the great story tellers of modern GTA media history, will be a daily must-read for TSF.
We have fond memories of John towering over city desk telling one great Tely/Sun story after another. The stories ended when John left the building more than a year ago over Quebecor's ongoing carnage.
Mark Downing helped his father set up the blogspot blog recently.
Hopefully, John will provide a lot of Sun-related backroom as-it-happened postings.