The Chronicle Herald is Nova Scotia's newspaper of record. With that power, as a hero of mine once said, comes great responsibility. It is not good enough to simply cover the day-to-day events that dominate the lives of Nova Scotians. It's also our job to cover stories that some would prefer to see left resigned to the dustbin of history.
“Sorry I can’t be of much help. I haven’t heard anything from anyone about OpenFile’s status since the hiatus was announced,” says (former?) Openfile Calgary editor Trevor Scott Howell.
“It’s all water under the bridge for me.”
Just like any trade, journalism has a language all its own, much of it unknown and/or indecipherable to outsiders.
Did you know that for over a century, reporters have been scrawling -30- at the bottom of their stories to indicate the end?
Kevin Reid, the hard-boiled radio newsman familiar to generations of Pictou County residents, is no longer employed by Hector Broadcasting Corp. (Doug and Michael Freeman, proprietors).
This is not a newsflash to CKEC East Coast FM’s loyal listenership, as Kevin, 57, has been away from the Provost Street bunker since June.
Broadcasting legend Frank Cameron doesn’t mean to rain on anyone’s parade, but he’s not so sure about the veracity of an anecdote that’s risen to almost legendary status among local music fans.
As the story goes, while embarking on a mid-’60s North American tour, The Rolling Stones were fogged in at the Halifax airport.
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