Here’s our regular update on the moves, hires and promotions in Canadian journalism. Want your job move featured? Tweet it to us or use the hashtag #cdnmediamoves
A big change at the National Post as editor-in-chief Anne Marie Owens departs for McMaster University.
Per the memo, Owens is joining McMaster University in Hamilton as an advisor. Julie Traves will be interim editor following Owens' last day, on April 12. pic.twitter.com/bTE5hkCQlP
— Sean Craig (@sdbcraig) April 1, 2019
Postmedia’s Sun News names Mark Towhey editor-in-chief.
Very happy to share the news:
I’m joining the amazing team at Postmedia as Editor-in-Chief, Sun News on April 8.
— Mark Towhey (@towhey) March 29, 2019
Towhey is replacing James Wallace, who took a position as Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s deputy chief of staff in January.
The revolving door between the Sun chain and Ford governments has been noted by a few, with Canadaland recalling Towhey’s former role in late Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s office, where current Toronto Sun editor Adrienne Batra also worked as press secretary.
James Wallace, VP of editorial for the Sun papers, has left to take a job with Doug Ford. Here's the message he passed on to Sun staff this morning: pic.twitter.com/3NsGUbYpgp
— CANADALAND (@CANADALAND) January 25, 2019
Campus newspapers are electing their mastheads, with a new crop of editors announced for the 2019-2020 school year.
I am completely elated to announce that I am The Eyeopener's incoming Editor-in-Chief. ?✨?
Absolutely inspired and humbled by the team behind The Eye that has elected me, and my co-candidates who I will channel each day to do them justice @skyler300 & @AlannaRizza ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/d9dFIm4TEn
— sarah krichel (@sarahkrichel) March 30, 2019
?Personal News ALERT?
I'm very excited to announce I will be the @uwogazette's editor-in-chief for its 113th volume, from 2019-2020.
— Martin Allen (@mtrallen) April 3, 2019
Some exciting news: I just found out I’ll be @theconcordian’s new Editor-in-Chief for the 2019-20 academic year!
— Katelyn Thomas (@katelynvthomas) March 31, 2019
Here are all the rest of the media on the move from March 28 to April 10:
CP is losing three of its six full time staff today in Halifax. It's part-time weekend reporter left a few weeks ago as part of the layoffs. A very sad day.
— Michael Tutton (@mtuttoncporg) March 28, 2019
(1/4) Today, I close a chapter in my journalism career. I'm grateful for these past 8+ years at @CdnPress . This job has brought me many memorable experiences and allowed to cover some of the biggest news stories in the country.
— Aly Thomson (@alythomson) March 28, 2019
Basically, what she said (minus 6 years). It's been a treat working for CP. I've learned from many talented people, and leave a better reporter. For that, I'm grateful. And despite yet another layoff, I still have hope for journalism in Canada. Hold fast. https://t.co/yvcoFvr0xX
— Brett Bundale (@bbundale) March 28, 2019
— Sandra E. Martin (@SandraEMartin) April 1, 2019
Thank you @globalnews for an incredible 6 years. I have learned from some of the best in the business and developed friendships that will last a lifetime.
Through BC1 and MMC I have appeared in every Global market. Thanks to all the viewers.
It’s been fun.
— Asa Rehman (@AsaRehman) April 6, 2019
And with that, I’ve finished my first official day as @CANADALAND’s senior producer. Sowed a little chaos, mocked an Islamophobe, spread some media history. We’re off to a good start!
— Kasia Mychajlowycz (@xokasia) April 1, 2019
— Global Halifax (@globalhalifax) April 9, 2019
Perhaps now is as good a time as any to say my contract with @TVO has ended (last week, actually) and I’m looking for my next adventure ? I’m a recent grad, First Nations, interested in covering (uncovering?) Indigenous stories. Find me at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
— Charnel Anderson (@charneland) April 3, 2019
In what I've been assured is not an April fool's joke, I start a 10-month reporting position at @QPbriefing tomorrow. I'm thrilled and nervous and unbelievably stoked. ??️
— Jack Hauen (@jackhauen) April 1, 2019
Congratulation to @Carleton_U journalism students @Emmanuel_Rach and @ChristianPaas for being the inaugural winners of The Political Matters Journalism Internship. Christian will work @CdnPress and Emmanuel will be @globeandmail, both in the Parliamentary bureaus. #cdnpoli
— Carleton J-School (@JSchool_CU) April 3, 2019
Sad to say good-bye today to @BryannAguilar who has been working on contract in public editor’s office since July. Thanks Bryann for your great judgement and calm manner and all you did to enhance transparency of @TorontoStar. And someone, hire this smart young man!
— Kathy English (@kathyenglish) March 29, 2019
Some news: I'm thrilled to announce that tomorrow I'll be starting a new job at @globalnews as #Barrie's local online journalist. I can't wait for this new chapter and to delve into stories that are important to the #Barrie community.
— Daina Goldfinger (@dgoldfinger93) April 9, 2019