The Vancouver Sun

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The Vancouver Sun
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Postmedia Network Inc.
Publisher Gordon Fisher
Founded 1912
Headquarters Vancouver, BC, Canada
Circulation 156,158 daily
184,483 Saturday in 2011[1]
ISSN 0832-1299
Website www.vancouversun.com

The Vancouver Sun is a daily newspaper first published in the Canadian province of British Columbia on February 12, 1912. The paper is currently published by the Pacific Newspaper Group, a division of Postmedia Network. It is published six days a week, Monday to Saturday.

Although its staff of reporters has shrunken considerably in recent years, the Sun still has the largest newsroom in Vancouver. The Sun is a broadsheet newspaper and is not part of the Sun Media chain that operates tabloid papers in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton.

History[edit]

The Sun Tower was the newspaper's home from 1937 to 1965.

When the Sun began operation, it was published at 125 West Pender Street, just around the corner from The Province, its rival at the time.

In 1924, the Sun bought the Vancouver World newspaper, which had been in financial difficulty for some time.

In March 1937, a fire destroyed the Sun's business and editorial offices. The only casualty was the janitor, who suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation. The Sun promptly moved across the street into the World Building, where the World had been published. The building was accordingly renamed the Sun Tower.

In 1958, the Sun and the Province joined to create the Pacific Press in response to the rising costs of producing newspapers. First the papers merged their mechanical and financial departments, then they both moved into the Pacific Press Building on December 27, 1965.

The paper moved to Granville Square in 1997.

According to a 2010 NADbank survey,[citation needed] the Sun's daily Monday-to-Friday readership was 453,500, making it British Columbia's second most read newspaper, after The Province. Its six-day average circulation was 171,515 copies a day as of September 30, 2010.

In May 2009, the newspaper laid off long-time editorial cartoonist Roy Peterson who had been drawing for the paper since 1962.[2]

In October 2011, Patricia Graham, the editor in chief, was appointed vice-president, Digital for Pacific Newspaper Group.

The Vancouver Sun website[3] has more than 30 million page views monthly.[4]

In December 2011, after much research on the demographics of the greater Vancouver area, the newspaper launched a Chinese-language version Taiyangbao[5][6] with original Chinese language content. According to an article broadcast on China Now on China Radio International (December 2011), the key to success was not necessarily to "translate" its English-language version into Chinese.[7]

Features[edit]

The Sun features different sections every day.

Monday: Main News; Canada/World; Sports; Arts&Life

Tuesday: Main News; Canada/World; BusinessBC; Arts&Life

Wednesday: Main News; Canada/World; BusinessBC; Arts&Life

Thursday: Main News; Canada/World; Scene; BusinessBC

Friday: Main News; Canada/World; BusinessBC; Movies; Driving; Westcoast Real Estate; TV Times

Saturday: Main News; Canada/World; WeekendReview; Sports; Arts&Life; Travel; WestcoastHomes; BusinessBC

Senior editors[edit]

  • Harold Munro, Editor-in-Chief
  • Valerie Casselton, Associate Editor, Integrated Projects
  • Gillian Burnett, Deputy Editor, Digital
  • Adrienne Tanner, Deputy Editor, Content

Department editors[edit]

  • Adrienne Tanner, City Editor
  • Dan Cassidy, City Assignment Editor
  • Scott Neufeld, Night City Editor
  • Hugh Dawson, News Editor
  • Dean Broughton, News Editor, Digital
  • Massey Padgham, Canada/World Editor
  • Bev Wake, Special Projects
  • Derrick Penner, Business Editor (Acting)
  • Scott Brown, Sports Editor
  • Juanita Ng, Food Editor
  • Steve Snelgrove, iPad and Daytime Production Editor
  • Roger Watanabe, Design Editor

Columnists[edit]

  • Daphne Bramham
  • Don Cayo
  • Cam Cole
  • Harvey Enchin
  • Shelley Fralic
  • Anthony Gismondi
  • Stephen Hume
  • Iain MacIntyre
  • Pete McMartin
  • Fazil Mihlar
  • Ian Mulgrew
  • Vaughn Palmer
  • Malcolm Parry
  • Doug Todd
  • Steve Whysall
  • Barbara Yaffe

Reporters[edit]

  • Beamish, Mike (Sports)
  • Bellett, Gerry (News)
  • Bolan, Kim (Crime)
  • Constantineau, Bruce (Sports)
  • Culbert, Lori (News)
  • Fayerman, Pamela (Health)
  • Rob Shaw (Legislative Bureau)
  • Gram, Karen (Features)
  • Griffin, Kevin (Culture & Arts)
  • Kingston, Gary (Sports)
  • Kwantes, James (Business)
  • Lee, Jeff (City Hall)
  • Lee, Jenny (Features)
  • MacIntyre, Iain (Sports)
  • Mackie, John (Features)
  • Morton, Brian (Business)
  • O'Brian, Amy (Features)
  • O'Neil, Peter (Ottawa bureau)
  • Pap, Elliott (Sports)
  • Pemberton, Kim (Features)
  • Penner, Derrick (Business)
  • Pynn, Larry (News)
  • Ryan, Denise (Features)
  • Shaw, Gillian (Business
  • Sherlock, Tracy (Education, Books)
  • Shore, Randy
  • Sinoski, Kelly (Metro)
  • Skelton, Chad (News)
  • Stainsby, Mia (Restaurants & Features)
  • Zacharias, Yvonne (News)
  • Ziemer, Brad (Sports)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the six months ending September 30, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  2. ^ AAEC. "Association of American Editorial Cartoonists News, June 14, 2009". News.editorialcartoonists.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  3. ^ Official website
  4. ^ The Province, October 23, 2011, page A36 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ http://onespot.wsj.com/business/2011/12/10/c995d/vancouver-suns-chinese-language-website
  7. ^ China Now, China Radio International, December 2011 broadcast 

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