Monday, December 6, 2021
The Ottawa Citizen is looking for your help. They didn't ask you directly, but we're here to serve.
As paid subscribers (really!) we received a form from the Citizen asking our opinions on various aspects of the paper: what sections we read, etc. (We said: local news and, while we enjoy the Financial Post business section, we don't really need its stories printed twice in the same paper.)
But most of the survey was really seeking permission to cut stuff from the paper which just doesn't need to be there anymore: weather, TV listings, stock prices – things that are more readily available online.
But shockingly they asked about the comics page and which comics we still read. The comics page, a feature of the Citizen for over one hundred years (we think) is at risk. This cannot happen.
But reading between the lines, the Bard of Baxter Road is obviously going to an internal rethink. If you have something that you want the Citizen to improve or change, now is the time to tell them.
We're not sure who is leading the change there, but you can't do worse than editor-in-chief Nicole MacAdam. Email to her at [email protected] with what you would like to see in the Citizen. And remind her to keep the comics page.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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