Thursday, 9 July 2009

Calgary noodles 3

Just a Q&A FYI from the pages of re the daily Today's Front Pages process:

"Every morning, as many as 800 newspapers from around the world submit their front pages to the Newseum via the Internet to be part of Today's Front Pages."

And ...

"All daily, general-interest newspapers are invited to participate. The front pages in our display are sent voluntarily from each newspaper."


  1. To clarify the line: This front was picked up in error by Newseum. It's an automated process and they got the wrong one. No blame was intended but seized upon by those with an agenda. Have a wonderful day and thank you for reading the Sun.

  2. Hey guys, just to set the record straight, there is a script that takes the last front page from the system and ships it out to the Newseum. Obviously, since the replate came at the end of the run, the wrong page was picked and sent. It was a mistake. I'm sure the anonymous owner of this blog has made some in the past. As soon as we learned about it, we fixed it. As for the integrity of the managing editor — and the entire news team for that matter — it is beyond reproach. We have not sold out. We are still breaking stories that the competition can't touch and sharing a laugh or two along the way. This may be hard for you to believe based on the comments I've read on this blog in the past, but we are still damn proud to be part of Team Sun. Still working hard to bring relevant news to our readers. Not sitting anonymously on the sideline and sniping in a 'good old days' trance.
    Jose Rodriguez
    Editor in Chief
    Calgary Sun

  3. I'll say this about Mr. Hudson - he's got the courage to put his name on his submissions. He's got more guts than me.

  4. Well said TSF! This goes to all staff who have seen the demise of newsrooms across the country and continue to see that demise by Quebecor in their search for the mighty dollar!

  5. Maybe it was a mistake, maybe not.

    But the Toronto Sun, at least, sells its front page for ads:

    No, that's not a pic for a review in side. Its an ad, with the studio's webpage on the bottom.