Posts Tagged ‘Torstar’

Cambridge Reporter Revisited

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

It seems that my foray into community publishing in 2008 has garnered some interest on the Twitter… There is some confusion, understandably, about who was doing what when and under what when.

I may do an in-depth post sometime on the whole experience, but for now I’ll offer a simple timeline to clear the air:

(I’m doing this from memory, so I may revise these a bit after publishing)

June 2008: I launch it’s a community-driven site where anyone can submit stories and opinion. It’s intended to be more news than opinion – similar to but on a smaller scale.

October 2008: TorStar sends me a friendly email about how they still own the Reporter name and they’d appreciate it if I could stop using it. Important to note that in Sept 2008 TorStar did not own any of the relevant URLs, but in October, suddenly appeared with syndicated content from the K-W Record. Update: did a story about this here:

Later in October 2008: becomes

Spring 2009: The Cambridge Voice becomes The Cambridge Advocate under new ownership. (I’m totally drawing a blank on the timing here, so I’ll update after a little research)

There it is – my best recollection of the events surrounding my involvement with the Cambridge Reporter.

On the Twitter, there’s already talk about trying again to create a community-driven local news & opinion website. Stay tuned.

What I’ve Been Up To

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I’ve been a bad blogger. I’ve neglected this space for nearly over a month, and for that I sincerely apologize! It’s been a busy few weeks, though, so let me fill you in on what I’ve been up to:

  • Had a disagreement with Torstar – has the story.
  • Re-branded my online newspaper to The Cambridge Voice
  • Started my new job
  • Became an expert on negotiating the GOTrain & TTC systems for maximum efficiency – insofar as that’s possible. ;)
  • Launched a new blog
  • Refreshed the “corporate” website
  • Finished some renovation projects on my house
  • Found out we’re having another baby
  • Started (and re-started) some renovation projects on my house
  • Whipped up a little website for my little sister. The Quintessential Baby [added]
  • Attended the Toronto TweetUp arranged by Adele McAlear [added]

All-in-all a busy month. I hope November is a little calmer.

Update: I’ve been reminded that I forgot a few things – they’ve been added above.