Tuesday, June 24, 2003

The Report's end updated

The end of The Report got some coverage today.

The best place to start is the CBC online news page because there's an eight minute audio interview (taken from the CBC Newsworld story this morning) with the magazine's former owner, Link Byfield, available for viewing on the website. Just click on the link at the top right hand side of the page linked above.

You may also read online coverage from CBC Calgary and the Canadian Press story that ran in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.

The CBC National News did a story last night (sorry no link) as did the local CBC news in Edmonton. Broadcast News (Canada's national radio news service) did a short story and an update (sorry no link).

A National Post story, by Paula Simons of the Edmonton Journal, is interesting as it is her affectionate look back at her days at Alberta Report in the late 1980s. Although today she is quite liberal, she writes that it was important for something like AR to exist and that she learned a lot there. Ditto, says me.

Speaking of the National Post, here's a report from the pro-life site Lifesite analyzing the paper's recent coverage of abortion and other social issues. In recent months, the site argues, the paper has become much more socially liberal. Well, I hope that pro-lifers find some Canadian print outlet that will give them a fair break.

Jeremy Lott is starting to flesh out some of his thoughts on the death of The Report. He seems not to be happy that the magazine was euthanized, not at all.