JERRY HOWARTH AMONG HONOUREES FOR THE 23RD ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Jerry Howarth, who for 36 years entertained and informed baseball fans across Canada as a radio broadcaster on the Toronto Blue Jays/Sportsnet Radio network, will be among nine men and women honoured at the 23rd Sports Media Canada Achievement Awards luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Thursday, November 15.   Howarth, … [Read More …]

DON GOODWIN: SPORTS MEDIA GIANT & CO-FOUNDER, SPORTS MEDIA CANADA

Canada has lost one of its greatest sports media pioneers and legendary broadcasters with the passing of Don Goodwin on Tuesday, August 21. He was 88. It was Goodwin and George Gross, who passed away at the age of 85 in 2008, who co-founded Sports Media Canada, which represents AIPS in Canada. Their lasting legacy … [Read More …]

NEW HAND ON THE COMPUTER FOR SMC WEBSITE

Sports Media Canada President Steve McAllister has taken on the role of Editor for the Sports Media Canada website as of November 1. Steve is no stranger to the internet, serving as head of sports for Yahoo! Canada recently. His long association with sports journalism began with his association with Tennis Canada as their key … [Read More …]

SAVE THE DATE: NOON 8 NOVEMBER

Toronto, September 18, 2017 –Sports Media Canada is pleased to announce its list of honourees for 2017. The awards will be presented at the 22nd annual SMC Achievement Awards luncheon to be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel’s Imperial Room on Wednesday, November 8. The recipients to be honoured are: STEVE ARMITAGE (CBC-TV Sports): … [Read More …]

AIPS STRONG ON FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Lausanne, June 28, 2017 The AIPS Executive Committee assessed the peremptory request of the coalition of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera and all its connected networks including the sports network BeIn, and unanimously ruled that such a demand is in no way acceptable. AIPS will never accept … [Read More …]

Sports Journalism loses a Great Guy – so long John, rest easy

John Badham, a 60-plus year veteran of Canadian broadcasting died Thursday in hospital losing a battle with cancer — less than a month after receiving a prestigious Career Achievement Award from Sports Media Canada. He was 79. Badham was unable to attend the November 10 Annual Achievement Awards Luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York’s Imperial Room … [Read More …]

Canadian female sportswriting trailblazer dead at 72

Alison Gordon decided on a media career after graduating from Queen’s. Although born in New York with dual citizenship, she opted for a Canadian passport at 21 and embarked on a stint in ‘public affairs’ broadcasting with CBC radio and TV. Active in the peace movement in Canada in the 1960s she also played a key … [Read More …]

Jeff Marek Joins Sportsnet

Rogers Sportsnet has added one of the industry’s prominent broadcasters with the signing of Jeff Marek. Marek will join Sportsnet’s Hockeycentral as well as making appearances on both Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown and Brady and Lang In The Morning on Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590. In addition, Marek will also have a significant role with Sportsnet’s digital properties. … [Read More …]