BigCityLib Strikes Back: Exclusive: Slowly Dying Media Continues To Slowly DIe!

From Toronto Sun Family blog: Layoffs over at 333 King today. 3 advertising coordinators, and I’m sure there will be more to come before the big move to the National Post building. PS.  The new NP “building” isn’t really so much a building as a tent city on the banks of The Don River. The ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Problem With Hosting Trolls

As you can see, The Sun chain of newspapers (now part of Post Media) have decided to kill off the comments section to most of their stories.  But all is not lost! …we will continue to post our stories, columns and editorials on social media, including Twitter and Facebook, and you will be able to ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Cannibalized From Within: The Fate Of Postmedia?

From The Toronto Sun Family blog: If you want to glimpse the future, consider LaPresse, which will no longer be publishing weekdays. One paper a week on Saturdays – otherwise, it’s all on their tablet app.Expect similar things in PM along with the merging of various products. Several sections of the Post, for example, are ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: What Post Media Bought, When They Bought Sun Media

Part of any sale or purchase it that of good will. They buy the title with the assumption that they are buying, in this case a newspaper (s) that are beloved by their customers. We all know that as stated earlier, “when they see the circulation, they’ll throw up” I was embarrassed to tell people ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: News You Can Luze

#CRTC sides with Rogers in carriage dispute over Sun News Network— Steve Faguy (@fagstein) October 2, 2014   #CRTC: Rogers “set-top-box data that showed that #SunNews consistently ranked at or near the bottom of audience viewing levels”— Steve Faguy (@fagstein) October 2, 2014 #SunNews asked that its poor ratings not be considered by the ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Die Media Die: New Round Of Layoffs At Sun Media?

,,,at the Ottawa Sun, in specific: It pretty much leaves the cleaning staff to run the place, perhaps a precursor to selling or shutting down.  Pretty soon there won’t be anything left for Justin to boycott.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Portents?

Look for announcements about Sun Media cutting frequency of papers in southwestern Ontario this week and next week.And:…heard a rumour of press room layoffs in London, anyone hear more?And at Sun News Network HQ some guy apparently came around this week to look at the HVAC system.  When a guy comes around to look at ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun Media Shuts Down Three More

The Lac du Bonnet Leader, The Beausejour Review, and The Meadow Lake Progress.  The market cannot support and yada yada yada.  Its always that.  Its never: “We up here in management couldn’t find our ass with both hands”.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: More Sun Media Layoffs Coming?

Its starting to sound like it.  Toronto Sun Family has a new layoff forum up.  From it: Web hits are down since the paywall went up, while social media “experts” are telling journalists to tweet more, post more often on Facebook, engage in every social media outlet out there, on top of writing 3-4 stories ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun Media Still Shrinking

Starting next week, the Portage Daily Graphic will continue to be a daily newspaper at Its print edition, which will come out on Tuesdays, will be named The Graphic, while the Central Plains Herald-Leader will become the Herald-Leader and publish on Thursdays. The editorial staff will continue to work diligently to report the breaking ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Slow Death Of Sun Media Continues Slowly

Sun Media, which owned the [Amherstburg] Echo, also operates Windsor This Week. Mike Power, publisher of the Toronto Sun and vice-president of sales and advertising for Ontario, said Amherstburg will still be served with news in Windsor This Week, which is delivered to homes for free. In the region, Sun Media also owns the Leamington ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Montreal Mirror Gone?

It seems so, though the comment from the editor-in-chief (through link) makes this a little unclear.  Perhaps they will continue as a web-based publication,  like The Torontoist.  Kind of a pity, because I’ve always had a soft-spot for the weeklies.  Wonder what this portends for NOW?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: A Typo Or Par For The Course?

Of course, if it wasn’t Sun Media you wouldn’t need to ask.  In any case, I would suggest it detracts from the serious of the editorial message.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: St. Catherine’s Standard Sacks A Dozen

So say the rumors.  Die Sun Media Die.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: More Layoffs, Dropped Editions Coming To Sun Media?

 News of the latest at Postmedia has prompted speculation among the folks at the Toronto Sun Family Blog.  Dropping weekend editions has already been discussed among Sun Media management, though not yet implemented.  Furthermore, some staffers have been asked to use up their vacation time before the end of 2012….to make buyout packages a little ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: T.O. Sun Sacks Another

 Connie Woodcock says she has been axed after 18 years as an op-ed Toronto Sun columnist. Posted at Toronto Sun Family Blog, who are usually pretty reliable.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Meet Your New Sun Media Newspapers

 This announcement is less than it seems: Sun Media is converting Smart Shopper products into editorial newspapers. Funny how the company doesn’t acknowledge that in its propaganda material.