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2014-01-27 at 13:34

Chronicle-Journal publisher Colin Bruce stepping down

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By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

Chronicle-Journal publisher Colin Bruce is calling it a career.

In a retirement announcement obtained Monday by Dougall Media, the company announced Bruce would step down effective March 31 after more than 44 years in the newspaper business.

Bruce began his career as a copy boy at the Belleville Intelligencer before eventually landing the managing editor’s job at the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder and the Sarnia Observer.

Stints in Kirkland Lake and Orillia followed before he took over the Chronicle’s reins.

“The crowning achievement of my career was moving to Thunder Bay, Bruce said in a release. “The Chronicle and our staff were held in very special regard by the owners and it was considered a privilege to be offered this position.”

Bruce’s tenure also saw the paper face dramatic staff cutbacks, with ownership reducing the newsroom from more than 10 staff reporters to four, and the elimination of staff photographers, whose jobs have been rolled into reporter responsibility.


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tiredofit says:
Let's hope they replace him with someone who will be a little more balanced in his reporting stance. Colin has always been pro this or pro that, his reporters are just that, reporters, we don't have any real INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS in this town. There's a big difference between the two.

With that said, enjoy the retirement.. you've worked hard and you deserve it!
1/27/2014 2:26:19 PM
Sudbury Yahoo says:
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS? Do you folks have any idea what's happening in the newspaper industry? Pretty hard to do ANY reporting when David Radler guts your newsroom. So cancel your subscription folks, don't advertise, and the Chronk-Journal will end him in the dumpster just like the Kamloops Daily News. Happy retirement Colin. You're cutting out at the right time.
1/27/2014 5:55:15 PM
Curious says:
Thanks for the info, but I cancelled my subscription a long time ago - as well as a lot of folks i know. We was paying for papers we would never get. I was tired of phoning to get a paper - as if people have nothing better to do. Then, when you read the "news" it is a one mans opinion paper. I also think businesses should also quit paying the chronicle for distributing their flyers, as they seldom get delivered as well. When I called about not getting the flyers I was told to "come and pick them up in a paper box outside the chronicle"! Yeah right!!! they are being paid to deliver them and you will find them in piles thrown around all over the city.
1/28/2014 8:22:43 AM
SomeGuy says:
Maybe now the Chronicle can move into at least the 20th century.
1/27/2014 10:52:02 PM
tbaycat says:
The rat escaping the sinking ship ..... been watching how you've been taking down our community paper ... hoping that someone with a conscious will finally take over.... not holding out any hope though ....
1/28/2014 2:59:29 AM
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