Comings, goings, and other recent people news

  • Joshua Chong has been named as the new arts reporter and critic with The Toronto Star.
  • Iconic singer Nanette Workman will be joining The Gleaner as a columnist.
  • Postmedia has announced that Ehsanullah Amiri is this year’s recipient of the Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism.
  • Hunter Grant, who served as the publisher of The Brockville Recorder and Times, died last week following an illness. He was 81 years old.
  • Bernard Descoteaux, the former director of Le Devoir, died earlier this month from cancer. He was 77 years old.
  • John Godfrey, the former editor of the Financial Post during the late 1980s and early 1990s, died on December 18, a day before his 81st birthday.
  • Several Canadian journalists, including The Globe and Mail’s André Picard and editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder, have been appointed to the Order of Canada.
  • Long-time Hamilton Spectator sports writer and columnist Steve Milton announced he was retiring.