A Brief Look Back at a Once Proudly Independent, Locally Owned St. Catharines Standard

A short video, produced by the Canadian-based media group, FiXT POiNT, will be featured as a final segment on TVO’s cable program ‘The Agenda’ at 8:50 p.m. this Wednesday, June 12th

A Brief One from Doug Draper

Posted June 12th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

The cable television network, TVO, will feature a brief segment that remembers the old St. Catharines Standard, when it was owned by a local family, the Burgoynes, this Wednesday, June 12th (today) at 8:50 p.m., featuring a cast of people from the old paper and surrounding community, including yours truly.

In a brief promotional write-up on the segment, TVO said this –

“The St. Catharines Standard was at the forefront of breaking news during the golden age of newspapers. Run by four generations of the Burgoyne family, The Standard’s intrepid reporters delivered hard-hitting journalism and exposed environmental injustices. But times changed, and media consolidation hit the paper hard.”

Indeed, times changed and the hit was very hard. Stats say that a majority of people – especially young people – are getting most or all of their information on Facebook and Twitter now. Is that better?!

To watch the segement here, click on the screen below –

To read Niagara At Large journalist Doug Draper’s earlier post on final days and the fall for him and many others who worked at the St. Catharines Standard before the Burgoyne family sold it, and for a few more nightmare years after the sale, click onhttps://niagaraatlarge.com/2019/06/11/tvo-takes-a-look-back-at-a-once-independent-locally-owned-st-catharines-standard/ .

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One response to “A Brief Look Back at a Once Proudly Independent, Locally Owned St. Catharines Standard

  1. Doug, what memories that evokes. Yes, when we give up on Journalism, we give up on truth, on democracy, on honesty. I spent 14 years with The Standard. They were good years.


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