Saturday, 2 January 2010

Odds & ends

Geoff Nixon, a News staffer, kicks off 2010 with a review of the newspaper business in North America and the ongoing woes of print media. Former Toronto Sun vet Ian Harvey, laid off in 2001, was interviewed by Nixon for the story, a recommended read.

The Toronto Sun has changed the status of James Wallace from deputy editor to "interim editor-in-chief." The Sun has been without an editor-in-chief since Lou Clancy left in November. Having a deputy editor without an editor never made sense.

Did you notice the Jay Leno Headlines candidate in the Toronto Sun for two consecutive days? In a Boxing Day Bash ad for Select Furniture: "Microfibre Recliner Chairs, $249. Reg $249." A steal.

The hunter who killed Minnie the pet deer up Madoc way in December was fined $2,000 and had his hunting licence suspended for a year. Minnie's death was the subject of a Mark Bonokoski column, but the Northumberland Today court story did not mention the dead deer was Minnie.

Patrons of the Roof Lounge at the Park Hyatt Toronto not only have a panoramic view of the city, they can also view "a collection of Andy Donato sketches featuring famous Canadian literati, including Mordechai Richler and Margaret Atwood," on the walls.

Sun Media's Welland Tribune, hard hit by layoffs and cutbacks, was hit again on the weekend - by a thief. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken overnight from a main floor vault at the Tribune's Main Street office. Also missing: a quantity of cheques and Seaway Mall gift certificates.

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