Producing the equivalent of two magazines in one week required the mobilization of all editorial departments in Toronto plus the work of bureaus and contributors around the country. Western Business Correspondent Jennifer Hunter went to the Northwest Territories for an eight-page report on the diamond rush. World Editor Berton Woodward, working closely with Photographer
Phill Snel and Associate Art Director Giselle Sabatini, sorted through hundreds of images for the 20-page spread on the year in pictures. And Assistant Managing Editor Robert Marshall spent weeks assigning and co-ordinating the 22-page, 14th year-end poll package, designed by Assistant Art Director John Edney with Associate Photo Editor Kristine Ryall.
The year-end poll, directed by Allan Gregg, chairman of The Stategic Counsel, found Canadians in a more positive mood than in the past few years. Says Marshall: “It has been a pleasure dealing with optimistic responses for a change this year.” The poll package begins on page 16, Images of ’97 on page 50 and the diamond story on page 82.
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