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#261 davidN

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 02:00 PM

Not a chance!!

 

Does David Black still own this chain?

 

If he does then I seem to remember that he tried, a number of years ago, to get a "farm designation" for growing flowers on the grounds of his Beach Drive home so he could dramatically reduce his property taxes.

 

Thinking outside the box has made him  millions and I don't begrudge that in the least - but at the same time don't plead "poverty" to keep your buinseeses alive. There are millions of people in this country who neeed help far more than you and your businesses.



#262 Mike K.

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 06:18 AM

Vic News has no qualms with taking news from independent outlets and re-writing their articles, never citing the original source. That’s a huge business subsidy for their operations and it doesn’t require any leg work by reporters, just a little bit of desk time.

A huge portion of their “news” content is also based on re-written press releases. It’s an inside joke in this industry, in fact, that so much of the news is simply whatever an institution, agency or business releases as a PR, and from the moment it’s released the race is on for who will re-release it to their audience the fastest (usually every news outlet shares a huge portion of their audience so consumers get several versions of the same PR re-write presented to them [some re-written better than others, of course]).

So Black Press now wants consumers to pay for that?

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#263 todd

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 08:25 PM

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#264 todd

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 08:56 PM

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#265 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 07:20 PM

At the Victoria Times Colonist (Glacier Media), members agreed 88-0 to accept reduced hours to avoid any layoffs. Hours have been cut from 20 percent to 60 percent.

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#266 vortoozo

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 04:03 AM

With many businesses closed, it's likely that advertising revenue has dropped precariously.



#267 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 05:44 AM

^FOCUS magazine announced they don't have enough advertising to produce a print magazine so the current issue is online only.


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#268 johnk2

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 08:49 AM

Not a chance!!

 

Does David Black still own this chain?

 

If he does then I seem to remember that he tried, a number of years ago, to get a "farm designation" for growing flowers on the grounds of his Beach Drive home so he could dramatically reduce his property taxes.

 

Thinking outside the box has made him  millions and I don't begrudge that in the least - but at the same time don't plead "poverty" to keep your buinseeses alive. There are millions of people in this country who neeed help far more than you and your businesses.

He did succeed in getting his mansion designated as a farm. My wife bought flowers there from his late wife. IIRC Oak Bay then re-assessed his "farm" so Black wasn't able to offload taxes onto other people. The man is full of bright ideas, like his Commonwealth Games brainwave to get he and his cronies fat contracts and stiff taxpayers with the inevitable shortfall. 


Edited by johnk2, 10 May 2020 - 08:50 AM.


#269 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 May 2020 - 05:13 PM

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#270 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 05:43 PM

The Winnipeg Sun is cancelling its Monday print edition.

 

The Postmedia-owned newspaper announced Thursday its last Monday paper will be printed on June 15. There will be no Monday paper beginning June 22.

 

"This is a cost savings initiative," Postmedia vice president Phyllise Gelfand said in a statement.

 

"The cost savings from not printing on this traditionally low revenue day will come from production, print and distribution expenses. No editorial or sales jobs will be affected by these changes."

 

Other Postmedia titles, including the Regina Leader-Post and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, are also ceasing publication of Monday print editions.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ation-1.5598501


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 09 June 2020 - 05:43 PM.


#271 VIResident

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 05:25 AM

Google has announced that it will pay $1-billion globally to news publishers over the next three years – including Canadian partners – as part of a venture called Google News Showcase.  

https://www.theglobe...FlAE3Q5Vvh6kQ==



#272 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 05:31 AM

Separately, spokesman Stuart Laidlaw says Unifor has submitted an application to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to represent the staff at Postmedia Inc.'s National Post.

 

Media in Canada, a website that publishes news about the media industry, reported this week that Postmedia, which also owns newspapers in Canada’s major cities, laid off a number of graphic artists and page designers. Media in Canada said Postmedia would not say how many jobs were lost or whether they occurred in other departments as well.

 

A Postmedia spokeswoman confirmed the report late Thursday.



#273 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 05:32 AM

Employees in the National Post newsroom are working to unionize, Unifor said Wednesday.

Unifor filed an application with the Ontario Labour Relations Board to represent staff at the newspaper, according to Unifor spokesman Stuart Laidlaw.

"The company has just received the application and we are reviewing it," said Phyllise Gelfand, Postmedia vice-president communications.

Unifor organizer Chris MacDonald said a majority of the workers must vote to join the union within the next week for it to be successful. There will be a notice put up in the workplace to let workers know that Unifor filed the number of membership cards needed to trigger a vote to create a union in the workplace, MacDonald said.

"They have come to us seeking an opportunity to organize. It's not a huge number of workers, so most will be involved in the process, I would imagine," MacDonald said.

 

https://www.bnnbloom...nifor-1.1501870



#274 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 05:33 AM

Postmedia's latest financial results in July showed quarterly sales down nearly 30 per cent from the year prior, even as the company cut costs through additional layoffs, closing 15 of its 125 publications and slashing salaries.

 

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Unifor, which says it is Canada's largest media union with 11,900 members in the sector, has been pushing for more government support for Canadian journalism.

 

"COVID has sped up the unravelling of media's business model, thanks to Google and Facebook sucking ad dollars out of Canada," Unifor National President Jerry Dias said in August.

 

"Just in television local news, we've seen a 23 per cent decline in editorial and operations jobs since 2014. The numbers in print journalism are worse, more like 44 per cent."


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#275 Spy Black

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 06:04 AM

The T/C is now many months into their offering unlimited free online viewing, presumably the restriction (the insertion of a cookie into your browser) was dropped in light of the potential for increased online readership during COVID, by folks seeking more focused local and regional news related to the crisis.

 

I wonder if the unlimited free viewing is now here to stay, or if the T/C will, at some point, re-insert the cookie into your browser which gives you only limited viewings before you have to go clear cookies in order to keep on reading (something that made the T/C's somewhat amateurish effort at online monetization a bit of a joke overall).

 

The monetization of local newspapers through online subscriptions is a dismal failure everywhere it's tried, and I was quite surprised that the T/C carried on as long as they did trying to get money from readers of their rather limited online edition of the T/C.



#276 Mike K.

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 06:28 AM

Is the Globe not doing ok with its paywall?

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#277 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 06:30 AM

spy black specifically said "local papers" in the above post.  you need quality in-depth journalism that's in demand to have your paywall effective.  and volume quit frankly.  you can spend 4 hours reading the globe.


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#278 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 06:45 AM

I wonder if the unlimited free viewing is now here to stay, or if the T/C will, at some point, re-insert the cookie into your browser which gives you only limited viewings before you have to go clear cookies in order to keep on reading (something that made the T/C's somewhat amateurish effort at online monetization a bit of a joke overall).

 

I'm sure the TC is aware they could install a more robust paywall like the big papers but I think they're treating theirs like a donation box at a museum--we'll let you in free, but you really should consider giving us some money.


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#279 vortoozo

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 08:19 AM

Is the Globe not doing ok with its paywall?

 

Maybe but that's a whole different kettle of fish. People are actually willing to pay for content from the Globe. Heck, I still get a print subscription.


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#280 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 06:06 AM

i don't know why you would chose - for a staged photo - a photo of a person in a mask.

 

https://www.vicnews....cling-business/

 

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