The Chronicle Herald is a weekly broadsheet newspaper published in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is owned by the SaltWire Network in Halifax, and is widely read in the province. Read on to learn more about the Chronicle Herald’s recent developments. Listed below are a few of the most important developments over the past week. – The Chronicle Herald’s website is moving to a new platform! – And the paper’s marketing and promotional divisions are growing!
Transcontinental’s Purchase Of A Struggling Chronicle Herald
The Transcontinental Group’s purchase of the Chronicle Herald in Halifax comes at a time of turmoil for Nova Scotia’s media industry. After all, the company owns a 33 percent share in the Metro Halifax and has been locked in a print-versus-online war with Nova Scotia’s oldest independent newspaper. Nevertheless, some observers see this as a positive development. For one thing, the Herald is owned by a Canadian company, while Transcontinental is a global media company.
The Transcontinental-Chronicle Herald deal has dissolved the competition in the Canadian newspaper industry. The transaction has resulted in the closure of seven community papers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. As a result, there are now only two large community newspaper publishers in each province. In fact, no province has more than two major media companies. Moreover, no company is active in more than four provinces.
The purchase of the Chronicle Herald was met with much surprise by employees. The Chronicle Herald’s employees have pleaded poverty in negotiations with management and offered concessions. Management had requested numerous changes to the contracts, but the main sticking point has been the jurisdiction of the union. As a result, some employees said the Herald had never intended to bargain fairly with the union. Some employees have even taken legal action against Transcontinental for breaching their employment rights.
Another interesting aspect of the deal is Transcontinental’s plans for the Chronicle Herald’s future. It plans to sell half of the company’s publications to local owners, leaving Transcontinental as the printer. However, the amount of local ownership in a newspaper is difficult to measure. The company also wants to shift the financial burden to local owners. Regardless of whether Transcontinental is a good buy, it will still face tough competition.
While many people think Transcontinental is a good investment, others question the timing of the deal. It occurred at a time when the news industry was in a slump and the Herald was in the middle of a newsroom strike. This purchase was ambitious and sparked controversy. A recent article in the Chronicle Herald explains the situation more thoroughly. In the end, Transcontinental did indeed end up with an unpaid HST bill, but the future of the Chronicle Herald’s employees remains uncertain.
The Chronicle Herald’s Website Is Moved To A New Platform
As of Sep. 15, 2018, the Chronicle Herald website has been moved to a new platform. Although the website is still operational, the links and articles on the site are no longer functional. Instead, they lead to the Internet Archive, where readers can access perfect replicas of the original articles. Until the links are fixed, the articles are not accessible through the CH website. The move has affected many online services, including Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
The move has resulted in a number of problems, including difficulties in tracking down sources for articles. Some arts organizations have refused to grant Chronicle Herald journalists interviews. Picket-line reporters have turned to rival sites like LocalXPress instead. Ultimately, the Chronicle Herald is a resurgent brand that deserves a new platform to reach new audiences. The Chronicle Herald is committed to providing readers with the best content possible.
As a result of the sale, Halifax Chronicle Herald newsroom workers have been on strike for 16 months. The Halifax Typographical Union, representing the striking employees, criticized the purchase of SaltWire Network Inc. While the company has agreed to change wages, pensions, and union responsibilities, strikers say that the newspaper will still rely on press wire stories to publish in the future. That’s despite the union’s criticisms.
In the end, the move to a new platform will help the newspaper continue to provide a better online experience. In the coming weeks, the Chronicle Herald will be switching its entire website to a new platform, which will allow it to grow and flourish as the local media market in Halifax continues to change. The Chronicle Herald is also transitioning its Sunday edition, which ran until April 20. These new premises also include the Halifax Convention Centre.
The Chronicle Herald Is Expanding Its Marketing And Promotional Divisions
The Chronicle Herald is laying off employees in its newsroom and investing in its marketing and promotional division. Although the daily paper reaches over 50,000 people each week, its real growth is happening in digital. In less than three years, digital revenue increased fourfold. In addition to print, the paper has a new robust website and burgeoning social media presence. According to their website, in the next few years, they expect to have 1.6 million unique visitors.