Tuesday, August 16, 2011

renowned editors of canadian daily newspapers: j.e. atkinson

J.E. Atkinson

Discovered deep in the stacks of the University of Guelph's library: a pamphlet published by the Thomson newspaper chain circa 1959 spotlighting major editors of the past. The selection of honorees covers Canada from coast to coast throughout the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, from the pre-Confederation career of Joseph Howe to several figures who died during the early 1950s. This series of Toronto-related excerpts begins with a profile of Joseph "Holy Joe" Atkinson, the crusading editor who shaped the Star.


Here's the front cover of the booklet...

Cover page

Four more editors of the past to come...

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