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History made at Canadian Ink and Beyond confab

Canadian newspapers this week achieved an historic level of cooperation, unthinkable a decade ago. Their Ink and Beyond annual conference in Toronto for the first time included an "audience development super session" combining the forces of the Canadian (daily)...

Good news in Godfrey-led deal for Canwest newspapers

Paul Godfrey's last newspaper purchase -- he led a $411 million management buyout of Sun Media Corp. in 1996 -- was a great financial success for him and his managers, as they flipped it in 1998 to Quebecor for almost $1 billion. A losing bidder for the Sun assets...

Canwest papers sell for C$1.1 billion

Canada's largest newspaper chain, Canwest LP, has been sold for C$1.1 billion to a bondholders group led by National Post president Paul Godfrey. The newspaper assets of the Asper family's Canwest Global Communications Corp. had been up for auction, after receiving...

Apps too cool for newspapers, NAA told

ORLANDO, Fla -- Imagine walking into a crowded room, pointing your IPhone at the people and instantly having an "augmented reality" view of their names and social network profiles. You won't have to imagine for long, attendees at the Newspaper Association of America...