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Changes in the Canadian media landscape

January 13, 2017

The Toronto Sun recently reorganized its editorial staffing model so that reporters will no longer cover specific beats. Instead, they will operate as a pool of general assignment writers. This doesn’t include sports, which will continue as its own team.

This follows a slew of reporters who took voluntary buyouts from Postmedia, including our good friend, tech/gaming/entertainment guru Steve Tilley. Steve leaves his post after almost two decades with Sun Media and an impressive career that has spanned the country.

As we told you in October, Rogers Media has sold Marketing. The buyer is Brunico Communications, publisher of Strategy. Marketing has retained Jeromy Lloyd and Kate Wilkinson in editorial positions. Lloyd remains in charge of content at Marketing and Wilkinson is the events editor for both Marketing and Strategy.

The Toronto Star has said goodbye to some familiar bylines, with Vanessa Lu and Sunny Freeman departing their posts in the business section, and the retirement of Martin Knelman.

It’s not all about saying goodbye however, as two outlets have launched brand new sections.

  • CBC.ca recently introduced a lifestyle site headed up by Jamey Ordolis. CBC Life had its soft launch in early November, and features daily articles on food, home, style, wellness, travel, personal finance, pets and more.
  • The Globe & Mail’s Style section has kicked off a newsletter full of original content. The newsletter will be distributed every Thursday, with a focus on fashion, style, design, retail news and products.