These TSF tips could just be a coincidence, but . . .
Boxes for the new free Metro newspaper have been spotted in London, Ontario, as the world-wide newspaper chain prepares to launch in that city on Monday.
"Saw a green Metro box today beside the other established papers near a Tim Horton's," says a tipster.
Meanwhile, and this could be a coincidence, Mark Cressman, publisher of the Niagara Falls Review, has written an 800-plus word column with the heading: Shouting from the rooftops about The Review.
Why the epic sales pitch? Is Metro considering a launch in Niagara Falls?
A TSF reader wonders if Cressman's comments are the norm.
"The Review's youthful publisher has a column in today's paper extolling the wonders of the newspaper and the talent of its ad sales staff," the reader tells TSF. "It makes for an interesting read. Wonder if any other community dailies are self-promoting this way. Anyone?"
The Niagara tipster also says the Review has a classified in the paper for part-time staff in the production department.
The ad reads: Niagara Falls Review now hiring for part-time staff in our production department. Approx 15-20 hours per week, midnight shift. Previous production/labor work an asset.
"I suppose it could mean mailroom jobs, but it isn't clear."