Pacific Tribune

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Pacific Tribune

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Originally established by the Communist Party of Canada as the B.C. Workers’ News in 1935, the newspaper began publishing weekly under the name Pacific Tribune in 1946. Pacific Tribune was owned by the Tribune Publishing Company and widely known in the province as “B.C.’s only labour weekly.” For most of the paper's history, it relied on photographs borrowed from other publications for illustration. 1972 marked the first time that staff was specifically assigned to photography. Associate editor, and later editor, Sean Griffin shot photographs for the paper throughout the twenty years, and he was later joined on staff by another writer-photographer Dan Keeton, who began work in 1982. Tribune Publishing became part of the Pacific Socialist Education Association (PSEA) in 1992, and Pacific Tribune ceased publishing.


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Created January 20, 2016. SS



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