Month: November 2019

Episode 1: In the Beginning

Episode 1: In the Beginning

On November 29, 2018, Vue Weekly published its last issue. As it hit the streets in Edmonton, Alberta, the community realized it was losing yet another voice in independent, local media. But it was a long time coming. It all started out in 1992 with SEE Magazine, which—after racking up a hefty print bill—abandoned its offices to start anew as Vue in 1995. The lore of how it all went down varies, depending on who you ask.

Thanks to those whose voices are heard in this episode: Ron Garth, Duff Jamison, Steven Sandor, Gene Kosowan, Scott Lingley, Eden Munro, Zoltan Varadi, Bryan Birtles, Gord Nielsen, Rich Cairney.

This series was made possible with support of the Edmonton Heritage Council.

Download the transcript of this episode.

*CORRECTION: Gene Kosowan was Vue Weekly‘s managing editor, not production manager as stated in this episode.

A Tale of Two Weeklies: Trailer

A Tale of Two Weeklies: Trailer

“It was a newspaper war. A good old fashion knock down, drag out newspaper war…”

– Rich Cairney, former editor at SEE Magazine

For 26 years, two alt-weekly newspapers battled it out in the streets of a mid-size Canadian prairie city. Hundreds of writers, editors and creatives cut their teeth at the papers as they covered thousands of stories in their communities. Today, both papers are gone. A Tale of Two Weeklies digs in to the rich history of Edmonton’s SEE Magazine and Vue Weekly — their rise, rivalry, glory days and decline. Listen to the trailer.

Full episodes coming soon…