Newsroom Notes

Speaking of moguls

August 14 2000

Newsroom Notes

Speaking of moguls

August 14 2000
No one would accuse media baron Conrad Black of being shy and retiring. He has been striding across Canada’s business and political landscape for nearly 30 years, snapping up newspapers the way some people collect hockey cards. He has been on the cover of Maclean's eight times and has been the subject of at least 49 other significant stories. Compared to Black, the man who has now eclipsed him as Canada’s biggest media mogul—Winnipeg’s equally unretiring Izzy Asper—is a wallflower: one previous cover, 12 major stories. Izzy is determined to turn his broadcast and print colossus at Can West Global over to his younger son, Leonard, who talked about his overachieving family for hours this week in Winnipeg with Ottawa Editor John Geddes. Chances are, this will not be Leonard’s last time on the cover of Maclean's—and we surely haven’t heard the end of Conrad Black. The cover stories begin on page 14.