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POSTMEDIA NEWS is a national news agency with correspondents in Canada, Europe, and the United States and is part of the Canadian newspaper chain owned by Postmedia Network Inc.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Operations * 3 Criticism * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links

HISTORY

The newspaper service "Southam Inc" was created in 1904 by William Southam . He had been a delivery boy for The London Free Press , and by 1867 he had become part owner. He bought and transformed the failing Hamilton Spectator in 1877. In 1897 he bought up many other papers including the Calgary Herald , the Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen
, Vancouver's The Province
The Province
and many more. The Winnipeg Tribune
Winnipeg Tribune
was also a Southam owned newspaper until it closed on August 27, 1980.

Southam Newspapers was sold to Hollinger Inc. in 1996. Under Hollinger control, Southam made many acquisitions, including many of the Canadian print media holdings of Thomson Newspapers . On November 15, 2000, the Southam Newspapers company was broken up with the print media holdings and the Southam Newspapers name being sold to Canwest
Canwest
.

Canwest
Canwest
examined ways to integrate many of its smaller market papers into its Global television news division; however, it wasn't to be. On August 9, 2002, Canwest
Canwest
sold many of its smaller market newspapers to a variety of new owners, including Torstar , Transcontinental Media and Osprey Media . In 2003, Southam Newspapers was fully absorbed into Canwest
Canwest
and became Canwest
Canwest
News Service. Canwest
Canwest
News Service began operating in Winnipeg on