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  • Postmedia revamps Ottawa Citizen's digital service

    Postmedia Network Canada Corp. says it is transforming its digital operations to better reflect the realities of news consumption in the internet age beginning with a revamp of the Ottawa Citizen.


    On Tuesday, Postmedia launched the first stage of a plan to redeploy its resources based on the results of a poll with 17,000 Canadians across the country, who were asked how they consume the news and what kinds of content interest them.

    Starting with the Ottawa Citizen, the research has resulted in a redesigned newspaper and website, and new smartphone and tablet apps.


    More:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/postmedia-revamps-ottawa-citizen-s-digital-service-1.2648645

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    Ottawa Sun staff laid off as Ottawa Citizen, Sun newsrooms merge

    The Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun newsrooms will merge, though Postmedia will continue to print two separate newspapers, the chain announced Tuesday amid about 90 layoffs in several major Canadian cities.

    In Ottawa, 12 Sun staff members were laid off. Another round of buyouts will be offered to Citizen staff. Employees of the Sun moved into the Citizen building on Baxter Road months ago after Postmedia acquired the Sun chain, but until now had been working in separate offices.

    Both papers will now be produced by one set of staff.

    "Journalism needs lots of voices. It needs lots of opinions and we keep losing those," said Debbie Cole, a representative of the Communications Workers of America union, which represents Citizen editorial staff.

    "I don't think it's good. I don't think the strategy of continuing to get rid of things that provide content is going to help in the long run but we'll see what happens. It's going to be strange in the next week or so as the two newsrooms try to work together."


    More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...cuts-1.3410482

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