When it launched in 1892, The Toronto Star fashioned itself as a ‘paper for the people’. A century and a quarter later, it is still adhering to those values.
“Newspapers, by their very nature, become part of the fabric of the communities they serve,” writes John Honderich, chairman of the board. “In perhaps the most competitive newspaper market in North America, the Star has led and carved out a distinctive and crusading niche for a very long time.”
As part of their coverage, the Star has published a historical timeline that provides an excellent overview of the many milestones in the publication’s storied history. You can find it here.
You can check out all their anniversary coverage here.
If learning about the history of newspapers whets your appetite, News Media Canada also has some great documents you can check out online here.