The Mississauga News

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The Mississauga News
Mississauga News
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The March 4, 2010, front page of The Mississauga News
Type Bi-weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Mississauga Media Group, part of Metroland Media Group (Torstar)
Editor Patricia Lonergan
Founded 1965
Political alignment Conservative[1][2][3][4][5]
Headquarters Mississauga, Ontario
Circulation 124,805 Wednesday
122,874 Friday
(December 2012)[6]
ISSN 0834-6585
OCLC number 290997481
Website www.mississauga.com

Established in 1965, the Mississauga News is part of the Peel and Southwest Division of the Metroland Media Group, a Torstar company.[7] The Bi-weekly newspaper delivers more than 440, 000 copies per week with new content added 16 hours out of the day on its companion website.[8] The online offerings include its print content along with video, blogs and multimedia galleries covering news and events from Mississauga.

History[edit]

Founded in 1965, the Mississauga News is characterized by its coverage of local issues, including those relating to civic politics, arts and entertainment, sports, crime, and recreation. "The Mississauga News" publishes two city-wide editions weekly, in addition to a weekly newspaper that targets apartments, condos and townhouses and The Mississauga Booster, a source of grass-roots information. The Mississauga Booster was officially discontinued as of July 1, 2014.

Upon Eve Adams' election as an MP in Stephen Harper's Conservative government, in the 2011 federal election, a seat in the City of Mississauga council was made available. "In the interest of ensuring fair and unbiased coverage for all candidates running in the Sept. 19 Ward 5 by-election," all stories about the vote and candidates were defaulted to not allow comments.[9] One reader replied that, since the retirement of former Editorial Director Judy Imerson, editorials were perpetually biased to conservatives "at all levels of government."[1]

Publishers[edit]

  • Ron Lenyk (1978-2008)
  • Ken Nugent (2009-2012)
  • Dana Robbins (2013–present)

Lenyk joined the Mississauga News in 1970 as a sports writer and a year later became the Mississauga News editor. In 1977, Lenyk was appointed publisher of The Brampton Guardian and the Mississauga News in 1978.[10] He was named South Peel regional publisher and vice-president of Metroland Media Group Ltd. in 2004 and in 2008 the Ontario Press Council elected Lenyk as one of its four new directors to represent the newspaper industry.[10]

Ken Nugent announced that he is retiring in January, wrapping up a 40-year career in the community newspaper business. The decision caps a successful career that began when Nugent was hired by The News to sell advertising in 1973.[11] Nugent will retire from his post as vice-president and publisher of the Metroland’s flagship Peel and Southwestern divisions, including The News and The The Brampton Guardian, and presiding over 21 other community newspapers.[12]

Previously the publisher of The Hamilton Spectator, Dana Robbins left the post to take on the new role of the vice-president/regional publisher of Metroland’s Peel and Southwestern Ontario region as of January 3, 2013.[13] This includes such papers as the Mississauga News, The Brampton Guardian, Orangeville Banner, Fergus Elora News Express and Wingham Advance Times.[13]

Features[edit]

  • Columns
  • Editorial
  • Political cartoon and family comic strip by Steve Nease
  • Announcements
  • Used Cars
  • Real Estate
  • Jobs
  • Rentals
  • Classifieds
  • Flyers

Other notable features include:

  • Community Living Mississauga
  • Mississauga Business Times - monthly
  • Goodlife Magazine - bi-monthly

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rogers, Nancy (21 July 2011). "Drop the bias". The Mississauga News (Mississauga ON). Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Grits forgot Malton". The Mississauga News (Mississauga ON). 12 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. The Community Health Centre (CHC) fiasco in Malton is just another reason not to re-elect Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Liberals on Oct. 6. 
  3. ^ "We’re not fools". The Mississauga News (Mississauga ON). 28 May 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Power plant sham". The Mississauga News (Mississauga ON). 24 September 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2011. They have deceived Mississauga residents. They have cowardly ducked their questions. They have thumbed their noses at more than 17,000 residents who signed a petition... 
  5. ^ "Tory majority means strong jobs, economy". The Mississauga News (Mississauga ON). 26 April 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mississauga News Circulation Statement". BPA Worldwide. December 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Mississauga News". Metroland Media. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mississauga news | Metroland Media Group". mississauga.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Cutting off the dialogue". The Mississauga News (Mississauga ON). 14 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "The Mississauga News Publisher elected to the Ontario Press Council". mississauga.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Publisher calls it quits after 40 years". mississauga.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Douglas, Pam. "Publisher calls it a day". mississauga.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Nolan, Daniel. "Spec publisher Dana Robbins leaving for new job". thespec.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 

Coordinates: 43°33′58″N 79°38′24″W / 43.566229°N 79.640059°W / 43.566229; -79.640059