Canada’s Postmedia to lay off nearly 11 percent of workforce

Postmedia, which owns properties in major Canadian markets, including the National Post, Vancouver Sun and the Calgary Herald, announced at an internal town hall meeting last Tuesday that it’s laying off 11 percent of editorial staff from properties across the country. Martin O’Hanlon, president of the CWA Canada union, which represents some Postmedia journalists, said: […]

Postmedia to go digital-only for 12 Alberta papers

The following was released by The Canadian Press: Postmedia is moving a dozen of its Alberta community newspapers to digital-only formats, eyeing more outsourcing deals for printing, laying off workers and selling the home of the Calgary Herald. The moves were announced Wednesday in an internal memo to staff obtained by The Canadian Press that […]

Postmedia’s CEO Andrew MacLeod plans to accelerate move to digital era

As Postmedia Network Canada Corp. ends one fiscal year and begins another, its chief executive Andrew MacLeod explored some of the successes and challenges faced by the media giant in a wide-ranging interview with journalist Jason Young that appeared in the Financial Post.  After nine months as CEO, MacLeod sees 10 straight quarters of double-digit […]