Category Archives: Journalism

Observations by a newspaper man.

24 Hours goodbye

Friday marked the final edition of 24 Hours Ottawa, the free weekday newspaper published by the Ottawa Sun. It was also my workplace for four years: I was 24 Hours editor at the Sun from 2008 to 2012. It’s not … Continue reading

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kriswestwood.com back in action

You may have noticed I haven’t been very active on this blog for the last 18 months or so because I was blogging for the Ottawa Sun. I quit the Sun back in April to pursue other projects, but kept … Continue reading

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Multi-bloggin’

You might have noticed a distinct lack of activity here in the last few days. The reason is I’m now writing a cycling blog for the Ottawa Sun. You can read the blog here. Meanwhile, I’ll still be posting to … Continue reading

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Free speech, and all that

A funny thing happened in Ottawa today. U.S. conservative firebrand Ann Coulter cancelled a talk at the University of Ottawa because of security concerns after a bunch of people showed up to protest her presence.

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When does murder make people happy?

When the victim was a curmudgeonly old bastard, that’s when.

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The Olympics are a wrap

After 17 rollercoaster days the Vancouver Olympics are finally over.

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Old journalism meets new

Driving home from work the other day I listened, as always, to CBC radio. Jian Ghomeshi was interviewing French Canadian journalist Yannick Tremblay, who had just returned from France where he was part of an experiment in which five journalists … Continue reading

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News on the Web

After everyone got all excited about the new Apple iPad, discussion has been swirling about what it means for the future of print journalism.

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Poking fun at a classic

On Thursday at the Sun entertainment reporter Denis Armstrong and I cooked up this video poking fun at the old Tonight Show. We had a blast doing it, and I hope you enjoy it too. Click here to watch the … Continue reading

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