There was an elegance to it: the two men behind Canada’s most intriguing newspaper startup in generations were named Black and Whyte.
Conrad Black, the Canadian media magnate and British lord, had tapped 37-year-old Kenneth Whyte, a wunderkind magazine editor who’d never worked at a newspaper, as founding editor of the National Post.
They wanted the Post to shake up Canada’s comfortable media conversation — but there was a lot of work to do to get a sophisticated, provocative newspaper onto doorsteps across Canada. Twenty-five years later, Whyte and Black sat down at Black’s elegant home to discuss how they pulled it off.
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