May 02, 2003

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TOP EDITORS, PUBLISHER OUTED AT NATIONAL POST
'Here to Praise Post, Not Bury it'
Paper Could Lose $20M This Year

Heads rolled at the money-losing National Post yesterday as owner CanWest Global Communications Corp. dumped two founding editors and axed the position of publisher.
Colby Cosh has some observations. I'm still safe for now, but the turmoil is a poignant reminder that I've been slothful in getting that column, or a briefer version thereof, placed in other publications. Suggestions are welcome.

Posted by at May 2, 2003 03:36 PM
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It's a shame the Post is in trouble and I say this as someone who isn't all that fond of its' editorial line. Come back to Canada Conrad Black, all is forgiven.

Posted by: Andy at May 2, 2003 08:46 PM

You should try placing it in the Boston Globe -- either on the editorial page or the "Ideas" (sic) section on Sundays. Both could really use some zing.

The editor of the ideas section is Alex Starr, formerly of "Lingua Franca."

Posted by: chandler at May 3, 2003 07:57 AM

Well, the Seattle Post Intelligencer publishes Helen Thomas. Almost any replacement would be an improvement. You would be a great improvement.

Posted by: Jim Miller at May 3, 2003 04:44 PM

When I first started reading the Post four years ago, it was to enjoy the wit and satire of the late, great Mordecai Richler. Then, for the next couple of years, no one made me enjoy the paper more than Mark Steyn. Now, more than anyone, I look forward to the wonderful Saturday Post articles from Matt Welch.

I'm hoping the Post will get through this latest change with minimal turnover, but if it doesn't I hope you would at least consider submissions to (shudder) the Globe & Mail. It would be a disservice to Canadians and to the national media if we had to miss out on your topical and illuminating commentary.

Posted by: Rob Huck at May 3, 2003 07:51 PM
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TOP EDITORS, PUBLISHER OUTED AT NATIONAL POST
'Here to Praise Post, Not Bury it'
Paper Could Lose $20M This Year

Heads rolled at the money-losing National Post yesterday as owner CanWest Global Communications Corp. dumped two founding editors and axed the position of publisher.
Colby Cosh has some observations. I'm still safe for now, but the turmoil is a poignant reminder that I've been slothful in getting that column, or a briefer version thereof, placed in other publications. Suggestions are welcome.

Posted by at May 2, 2003 03:36 PM
Comments

It's a shame the Post is in trouble and I say this as someone who isn't all that fond of its' editorial line. Come back to Canada Conrad Black, all is forgiven.

Posted by: Andy at May 2, 2003 08:46 PM

You should try placing it in the Boston Globe -- either on the editorial page or the "Ideas" (sic) section on Sundays. Both could really use some zing.

The editor of the ideas section is Alex Starr, formerly of "Lingua Franca."

Posted by: chandler at May 3, 2003 07:57 AM
Posted by: Andy at May 2, 2003 08:46 PM

You should try placing it in the Boston Globe -- either on the editorial page or the "Ideas" (sic) section on Sundays. Both could really use some zing.

The editor of the ideas section is Alex Starr, formerly of "Lingua Franca."

Posted by: chandler at May 3, 2003 07:57 AM

Well, the Seattle Post Intelligencer publishes Helen Thomas. Almost any replacement would be an improvement. You would be a great improvement.

Posted by: Jim Miller at May 3, 2003 04:44 PM

When I first started reading the Post four years ago, it was to enjoy the wit and satire of the late, great Mordecai Richler. Then, for the next couple of years, no one made me enjoy the paper more than Mark Steyn. Now, morthis latest change with minimal turnover, but if it doesn't I hope you would at least consider submissions to (shudder) the Globe & Mail. It would be a disservice to Canadians and to the national media if we had to miss out on your topical and illuminating commentary.

Posted by: Rob Huck at May 3, 2003 07:51 PM
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