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Postmedia-Sun merger ‘foolishly’ accepted by Competition Bureau, prof says

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After 12 people from the Ottawa Sun were laid off Tuesday due to a merger with the Ottawa Citizen newsroom, a Carleton University journalism professor and media ownership expert says Canada’s Competition Bureau “foolishly” accepted Postmedia’s proposal to buy the Sun chain.

Under the new regime announced to Postmedia staff Tuesday, Sun and Citizen reporters will work together to cover news and a central rewrite desk will alter the stories for different brands and platforms.

Newsrooms are also being merged in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. In all, about 90 staff positions were eliminated.

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CBC News – January 20, 2016.

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