Monthly print paper defies trends, poised to launch in Toronto

Slow print, small run, mighty and true - that's the opening text on the website for the soon-to-be published West End Phoenix, a not for profit real-live print newspaper being launched in Toronto next month. It's been cooked up by Dave Bidini, a name some will remember as main man in Canadian … [Read more...]

News about newspapers; being read, even by those under 34

A quick note of hope about newspapers. NADbank, the research arm of Canada's print industry, reported last week that "newspaper brands reach more than 70 per cent of Canadians in a typical week". You can bet we aren't all reading get-ink-on-your-fingers copies of the newspaper, but we are reading … [Read more...]

North of 60 newspapers going strong, despite dire news down south

Stop the presses. Recent reports of the shaky state of the newspaper business may apply to the Globe and the Washington Post but newspapers in Canada's north are thriving. On a recent trip to the Yukon I was heartened to hear and read evidence of community papers doing nicely. When you think … [Read more...]