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Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Friday, August 30, 2002

Quick media notes

While it was no surprise that all the local newscasts in Vancouver led with the Glen Clark acquittal story, the national news was a different story.

CBC's The National led with the Clark story, as reported by correspondent Mellissa Fung. Terry Milewski, who had covered the story from the beginning, was on vacation.

CTV News with Lloyd Robertson led with the story of the impending baseball strike, as reported by senior correspondent Peter Murphy. The Clark story was second, reported by Jill Macyshon, who had only recently arrived in Vancouver from her previous posting in Winnipeg. CTV could have used Mike Killeen for its national newscast; Killeen is a polished broadcaster, and a longtime Vancouver newshound. He's been one of the best hires that BC-CTV has made (he was lured away from CKVU - now CITY in fall 2001.)

Global National led with the Clark story, which was no surprise considering the Global's Vancouver affiliate (then known as BCTV) was first on the scene when police raided Clark's house in 1999. While reporter John L. Daly continues to swear that his presence when the raid happened was just a lucky hunch, rumours have continued to circulate that he was tipped off by the RCMP.

In web news, you'll notice that I've posted four items from today's Globe and Mail below. There were actually more stories on about the Clark verdict than on This, despite the fact that CanWest Global, which operates, has three media outlets in Vancouver, while the Globe and Mail has a bureau with perhaps a half-dozen reporters. The Globe's Vancouver bureau, however has some excellent reporters on staff, and the stories that they cover tend to be the ones of real importance -- no waterskiing dogs, thank you!
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