digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen logo.svg
CAN OC.jpg
The January 29, 2013 front page of the Ottawa Citizen
Type Daily
(Sundays discontinued in mid-2012)
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Postmedia Network
Publisher Gerry Nott
Editor Andrew Potter
Founded 1845
Political alignment Centre-right
Language English
Headquarters Ottawa, Canada
Circulation 113,859 weekdays
112,928 Saturdays
103,585 Sundays in 2011[1]
ISSN 0839-3222
Official website ottawacitizen.com

The Ottawa Citizen is an English-language daily newspaper owned by Postmedia Network in Ottawa, Canada. According to the Canadian Newspaper Association, the paper had a 2008 weekly circulation of 900,197.[2]

History[edit]

Established as The Bytown Packet in 1845 by William Harris, it was renamed the Citizen in 1851. The newspaper's original motto, which has recently been returned to the editorial page, was Fair play and Day-Light.

The paper has been through a number of owners. In 1846, Harris sold the paper to John Bell and Henry J. Friel. Robert Bell bought the paper in 1849. In 1877, Charles Herbert Mackintosh, the editor under Robert Bell, became publisher. In 1879, it became one of several papers owned by the Southam family. It remained under Southam until Southam itself was purchased by Conrad Black's Hollinger Inc.. In 2000, Black sold most of his Canadian holdings to CanWest Global.

The editorial view of the Citizen has varied with its ownership, taking a reform, anti-Tory position under Harris and a conservative position under Bell. Under the Southams, it moved to the left, supporting the Liberals largely in opposition to the Progressive Conservative Party's support of free trade in the late 1980s. Under Black, it moved to the right and became a supporter of the Reform Party. It endorsed the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2006 federal election.[citation needed]

In 2002, its publisher Russell Mills was dismissed following the publication of a story critical of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and an editorial calling for Chrétien's resignation.[3]

In 2004 CBC reported that CanWest which owns the Citizen had changed the wording of Associated Press stories. The words "insurgent" and "militant" which were originally used in the AP story were swapped for "terrorist". The rest of the story stayed the same. This led to the National Council on Canadian-Arab relations to accuse the Citizen of being pro-Israel and anti-Muslim.[4][5]

In mid-June 2012 the Citizen went from offering free access online of content to requiring a paid subscription.[citation needed]

It published its last Sunday edition on July 15, 2012. The move cut 20 newsroom jobs, and was part of a series of cuts by PostMedia.[6]

The logo used to depict the top of the Peace Tower of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. In 2014 it was rebranded, with a new logo representing a green road on the dark-green background.

Sections[edit]

Daily[edit]

  • News
  • World
  • City
  • Sports
  • Arts
  • Business

Weekly[edit]

  • Food
  • Driving
  • Technology

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the six months ending September 30, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Circulation Data Report". Canadian Newspaper Association. 2008. p. 17. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Fired publisher named Nieman Fellow", Harvard University Gazette. 2002.
  4. ^ "[1] Report biased, Arabs argue CanWest inserts word 'terrorist' Groups asking for an inquiry]".
  5. ^ "Reliving the horror".
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  • Adam, Mohamed. (January 2, 2005). "When we began 1845: For 160 years, the Citizen has been the 'heartbeat of the community". Ottawa Citizen.
  • Bruce, Charles. News and the Southams. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1968.
  • Kesterton, W. H. A History of Journalism in Canada. Ottawa, Canada: Carleton University Press, 1984. ISBN 978-0-88629-022-1.
  • Rutherford, Paul. A Victorian authority: the daily press in late nineteenth-century Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982. ISBN 978-0-8020-5588-0. DDC 71.1. LCC PN4907.

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_Citizen — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
147485 videos foundNext > 

Ottawa Citizen: Doors Open

Welcome to the Ottawa Citizen newspaper. Take a tour of the Ottawa Citizen and see how the paper is produced.

Ottawa Citizen for iPad

The Ottawa Citizen has a new tablet edition, published every evening. The Apple Newsstand app is the first native tablet edition from Postmedia Network and u...

Ottawa Citizen staff photograph

Ottawa Citizen Staff Photographer Julie Oliver photographs the Ottawa Citizen staff for Facebook.

Antoine Cantin on an Ottawa Citizen Clip

You can find it here: http://ottawacitizen.com/storyline/ottawa-area-teen-has-too-much-time-on-his-hands-sets-rubiks-cube-world-record.

Tetra Speakers Ottawa Citizen Business TV/ Rogers

Interview with Janet Eastman.

Hunter Hayes at Bluesfest 2013

Hunter Hayes was Country Music Association's best New Artist of 2012, and it's no wonder, he has a ton of energy and is passionate about his music. Hayes is ...

Newspaper Ottawa Citizen interview 2011

The biggest newspaper in Ottawa came to interview us and took 2 vids, this is one of them, and they ran 2 huge pages on our haunt and article with pics. I lo...

Ottawa Citizen interviews Pierre Poilievre

Pierre Poilievre, Federal Conservative candidate for Nepean-Carleton talks about a low-tax plan to help families and some of his accomplishments in his commu...

Reimagined Ottawa Citizen on printing press

The New Ottawa Citizen Reimagined newspaper being printed for the first time.

2012 Ottawa Citizen Gentleman's GT Race #5

This is the entire race from start to finish from my point of view (well until I ran out of memory). This is a gentlemen's race, meaning it is all point-by p...

147485 videos foundNext > 

43841 news items

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:39:08 -0700

Skip to navigation; Skip to content. Subscribe Now · Postmedia Network Inc. Sign In Sign Out. Search. Ottawa Citizen Ottawa Citizen logo · Security measures on Parliament Hill such as road blocks and discreet security cameras seen here.

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:40:12 -0700

As bullets flew outside the NDP's caucus room, MPs and their staffers barricaded the doors and flung themselves under chairs and tables. And as the chaos, panic and uncertainty of those first few moments descended on the Centre Block meeting room, ...

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:13:29 -0700

A terrorist struck at the heart of the capital Wednesday, gunning down a sentry at the National War Memorial and wreaking havoc on Parliament Hill, where the stone halls echoed with gunfire and ran with blood. The gunman was shot and killed near the ...

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:18:45 -0700

Ottawa police have a arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with an alleged shooting incident in the 100 block of Chesterton Drive, in the Meadowlands/Merivale area of the city on Monday that wasn't officially reported to police. Police say the ...

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:15:00 -0700

As of this morning, the intersection of Prince of Wales Drive and Woodroffe Avenue is closed permanently. Motorists can access both roads by using Strandherd Drive. In the same area, Woodroffe Avenue will be closed for construction as of Wednesday ...

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Dugald Seely calls himself the rebel of his family: His father was the former dean of medicine at the University of Ottawa and his mother is a family doctor, but Seely stepped away from the family business to become a naturopath, a field that is ...

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:18:40 -0700

The Conservative government has blamed the Defence department for mistreating the family of a dead soldier and threatening the grieving parents with legal action if they did not turn over documents for an internal board of inquiry. The government has ...

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:48:45 -0700

It always is personal to someone, of course. There is always someone at risk, somewhere: someone cowering, someone grieving. We are not accustomed to that level of visceral fear in Ottawa. We have had our incidents, our attacks and false alarms. We're ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!