The streets would be electrified with anticipation. There would be only one topic of conversation--- “Are you going?”
It’s the biggest cultural event of the year in Winnipeg and the city’s biggest newspaper has hardly grunted an acknowledgement. The Toronto Globe and Mail has carried more stories on it than the Winnipeg Free Press.
The Boys in the Photograph.
The world premiere at MTC of the new musical by Ben Elton and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
If you know next-to-nothing about it, you can thank the Winnipeg Free Press.
Like all beleagured dailies in the Internet Age, the Winnipeg Free Press clings to its last tattered source of respite.
We’re professionals, they bleat.
We’re trained journalists, unlike those not-to-be-trusted bloggers.
We know what is and is not news, and how it should be delivered.
Don’t worry your pretty little heads, leave the decisions about news to the trained professionals.