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Manitoba History: Number 70, Fall 2012

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125 Years of the Winnipeg Press Club

Legendary Winnipeg journalist John W. Dafoe (1866-1944) at his desk in the Winnipeg Free Press building on Carlton Street in the late 1930s. Dafoe was one of the reasons that Winnipeg had a disproportionate role in the development and evolution of Canadian media. He was a founding director of the Winnipeg Press Club in 1887, and received the club's highest award, an honorary lifetime membership, in 1943.

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125 Years of the Winnipeg Press Club

How Winnipeg Invented the Media
by Ken Goldstein

Usually Live, Sometimes Local, Not Always First: Radio Journalism in Manitoba, 1922-1950
by Garry Moir

Toasts and Tumult: The First 35 Years of the Winnipeg Press Club
by Sheilla Jones

Reaching for the Stars: The Middle Years of the Winnipeg Press Club
by Sheilla Jones

Beer & Skits and the Winnipeg Press Club: A Marriage Made in a Smoky Room
by Scott Edmonds

Winnipeg Women Journalists Have Always Led the Way
by Shirley Muir and Penni Mitchell

The Walrus and the Journalist
by James A. Burns

Churchill, the Queen and the Press Club
by Sheilla Jones

Founding The Nor’Wester
by William Coldwell and introduced by Scott Stephen

Batsford Hits the Big Time
by Kevin Rollason

Cool Things in the Collection
“Signing In” - The Press Club Guest Books
by Garry Moir

Cool Things in the Collection
Chapel Board: In Reverse and Backwards
by Sheilla Jones

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