Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax

Image of new of the Halifax disaster of 1917 from oceanliners

Among Canada's oldest independently owned papers, this daily (except Sunday) began as the Halifax Herald.

The accompanying image shows the report of Halifax Disaster that happened during World War I when a munitions ship collided with another in the harbour. This newspaper described the explosion (the worst human-caused one to date) and its horrible aftermath.

In 2013, the Chronicle Herald, then 189 years old, stopped publishing the Sunday edition it had instituted fifteen years before. The publisher stated that the day of print journalism is not over, but it continues to adapt.

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