Nova Scotia Paper Shows How Not To Report On Suicide
"What the Cape Breton Post did was a danger to the public," expert says
September 15, 2017
By Kate Robertson
#180 Who Buys A Newspaper Chain In 2017?
…The Chronicle Herald’s Mark Lever, that’s who.
After pleading poverty for nearly 16 months while his reporters, editors, and photographers are strike, he came up with the bucks to buy 28 Atlantic Canadian newspapers from the floundering Transcontinental chain. This gives his company an effective monopoly in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
We speak with long-time Nova Scotia journalists (and former Transcontinental reporters) Stephen Kimber and Parker Donham about the rationale behind the purchase and whether this benefits news consumers in Atlantic Canada.