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Newspapers, not steam engines

There’s no question about it, newspapers have been my life-long love affair. It’s a love affair that actually began before I was even old enough to go to school. It was 1943. I was just five years old, the war was still raging overseas and my grandfather on my mother’s side had just retired as...

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The Chronicle Herald buys Transcontinental Inc. newspapers

Transcontinental Inc. will cease to have a media presence in Pictou County. The owners of The Chronicle Herald are buying up all of Transcontinental Inc.’s newspapers, news websites and four of its printing plants in Atlantic Canada, according to a press released issued earlier this morning from The Chronicle Herald. The deal means that Transcontinental...

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Newspapers need to tell their own story

American comedian John Oliver could not have delivered a better present to the newspaper industry – a 19 minute F-bomb laden tribute on the importance of local newspapers, which he describes as the foundation of the media food chain. He’s right. Radio newscasts are notorious for stealing content directly from the pages of the morning...

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