Edmonton Journal


Edmonton Journal

Infobox Newspaper
name =


type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1903
owners = CanWest Global Communications Corp.
headquarters = 10006 101 St, Edmonton, Alberta
editor = Allan Mayer
website = [http://www.edmontonjournal.com/ www.edmontonjournal.com]

"The Edmonton Journal" is a daily newspaper in Edmonton, Alberta. It is part of the CanWest News Service division of CanWest Global Communications.

History

The "Journal" was founded in 1903 by three local businessmen — John Macpherson, Arthur Moore and J.W. Cunningham — as a rival to Alberta's first newspaper, the twenty-three year-old "Edmonton Bulletin". Within a week, the "Journal" took over another newspaper, "The Edmonton Post", and established an editorial policy supporting the Conservative party against the "Bulletin"'s pro-Liberal stance. In 1912, the "Journal" was sold to the Southam family.

Alberta's first radio station, CJCA, began broadcasting from the "Journal" building in 1922.

In 1937, the "Journal" came into conflict with Alberta Premier William Aberhart's attempt to pass an Act requiring newspapers to print government rebuttals to stories the provincial cabinet deemed "inaccurate." After successfully fighting the Bill all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, the "Journal" became the first non-American newspaper to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize, winning a special bronze plaque in 1938 for defending the freedom of the press.

After the "Bulletin" folded in 1951, the "Journal" was left as Edmonton's oldest and only remaining daily newspaper. This continued until "The Edmonton Sun" began publishing in 1978.

According to the Canadian Newspaper Association, the "Journal" boasts a weekly circulation of 873,754 as of March 2007, making it Edmonton's newspaper of record.

Prices as of May 10, 2008

*Monday-Thursday, Sunday- $1.00 CDN
*Friday-Saturday- $1.50 CDN

External links

* [http://www.canada.com/edmonton/edmontonjournal/index.html Edmonton Journal]
* [http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/info/history.html Edmonton Journal History]


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