Financial Post columnist Critchley takes buyout
Barry Critchley, the longtime columnist at the Financial Post in Canada, has taken the paper’s buyout offer and will be leaving the paper.
Critchley has been writing his column for more than 25 years.
He writes, “Between those book ends is my time as a journalist for this newspaper, in all of its manifestations: originally a weekly that reached a national audience, then a standalone daily financial newspaper and for the past 20 years as the business section of the National Post. And over those 35 years I have had the same job, which I hope is not a statement about inertia but rather an affirmation that the constant updating of knowledge in an area of great interest is a good thing.
“It has been a wonderful time and I have been blessed, even if the media industry’s financial struggles continue to make the business more and more difficult. I am not sure how many of my junior colleagues will spend 35 years in their chosen field. Indeed there will be a special reward for a person who can develop the new model where readers will pay for content, where advertisers will pay to reach such an audience and where quality journalism is the norm.”
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