Cornwall Ontario – Poor Hugo Rodrigues.   I say that in jest.  The former President of the Canadian Association of Journalism spewed a rant over our pathetic Ministry of Culture, Melanie Joly’s, new whatchamacalit thingy where essentially the biggest gloat was Netflix spending $500M creating content in Canada.  Nothing against Netflix,Continue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – Can you imagine a magazine called “Cornwall Living” not really about living in Cornwall?   The vanity magazine is grossly subsidized by Bob Peters and the City via its Economic Development department. You can’t blame TC media who simply are trying to run a business, but whenContinue Reading

You ever see someone and you know that either they aren’t sleeping, are about to lose their job, or simply aren’t getting enough TLC? Hugo Rodrigues, editor of the Standard Freeholder, has been on the warpath of late.   We here call it “Gilcig very very lite.” The biggest differenceContinue Reading

CFN – In a not so surprising move the Standard Freeholder today announced that it would no longer allow comments for local stories. Comments are a huge topic for media.  On the positive they can truly move a story forward and add valuable debate and information.  On the negative theyContinue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario – A simple first paragraph of  a news story has set off a fire storm of controversy between South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft and his council and the Standard Freeholder. “A need to set aside money for reserves to help pay for future projects is driving a 12.2%Continue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario –  I hate fake.  I hate fake flowers. I hate fake stuff.  Mostly I really am not a fan of fake people and fake spin; especially when it’s petty. Yesterday some very silly persons appearing to lack personal integrity tried to showboat with an ALS Ice Bucket challenge.Continue Reading

(photo:facebook) CORNWALL Ontario – Imagine using ALS as a cause to play petty small town politics?   That’s exactly what some media outlets did in Cornwall Ontario today. Many across social media are using the ALS challenge for the right reasons of raising awareness; but many are also using itContinue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario –  For a new comer Hugo Rodrigues, editor of the Standard Freeholder and poobah at the Canadian Association of Journalists is upset.  He’s mad.  He’s talking radio licenses.   He’s not happy that Corus radio shut down their newsroom in Cornwall terminating three jobs. I agree with him.Continue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario –  Today Corus Radio shut down The Cornwall; essentially cutting down its local newsroom in Cornwall.    Three jobs were lost including,most likely, news director Bill Kingston who also represented the station as a member of the board of the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce; aContinue Reading

(Photo:Facebook) CORNWALL Ontario – Hugo Rodrigues is new to Cornwall; but he certainly isn’t new to journalism.  Besides now being the Editor in Chief of the oldest newspaper in Cornwall Mr. Rodrigues is the National President at the CAJ Canadian Association of Journalists. You would think that he, more than yourContinue Reading