There’s also the issue of size. Canada doesn’t have a lot of papers. Canada doesn’t have nearly as many newspaper jobs to offer journalists, like other bigger national markets do. Canadians are nice people, sort of, and in the country’s tiny media bubble anyone and everyone is afraid of pissing off someone they might run into at the next cocktail party.
“Canadian journalism is a very small, fluid world,” said a senior writer at one of the Globe’s chief competitors, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
It’s obvious to everyone that Jonathan Kay (of the former newspaper known as the National Post) is polishing his resume for a move to the Globe & Mail.