National Post Helps Readers Get More Out of Life



    Arts & Life Section Revamped and Energized

    TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ - Starting today, National Post's refreshed
Arts & Life section showcases new content and features to help readers get the
most out of life. The section includes significantly expanded coverage in the
areas of life, health, fashion and relationships. Covering everything from
babies to beauty, retail to recipes, lifestyle to luxury, National Post
breaths new energy into its Arts & Life section.
    "When this paper first landed on doorsteps across the country almost nine
years ago, we promised to bring a lively alternative to the dry, predictable
journalism of the day. Today, we recommit ourselves to that mandate with a
bigger, bolder Arts & Life section," said Douglas Kelly, Editor-in-Chief,
National Post. "In the coming days, we'll introduce a range of new voices and
features, and provide even more of the unique arts and entertainment coverage
our readers have come to depend upon."
    National Post's Arts & Life section will increase by at least four pages
daily from Monday to Friday, delivering fresh content and features, including
new columns, stories, and series, in combination with educational tips and
information. As well, the Body & Health page moves to the section with a
renewed focus on fitness and personal health.
    The improved section comes on the heels of a series of recent
enhancements for National Post, including a revitalized Toronto section, the
success of new online features from the Financial Post, and the launch of the
Financial Post podcast.
    "The National Post continually introduces new features for our readers
and advertisers with topical columns and stories that we believe they'll enjoy
and find value in," said Mark Spencer, Vice President, Advertising, National
Post. "This enhanced focus on life and health in our Arts & Life section also
allows our advertisers new and innovative opportunities to reach this audience
and we're receptive to develop a whole new range of initiatives with them."
    The Arts & Life section now includes the All About feature, a weekly
three-part series with a new theme each week. Subjects will include
relationships, health, general living and a host of other lifestyle issues and
topics. This week's theme is All About Finding and Keeping Love. The first
installment, appearing on Tuesdays, will include an in-depth feature on the
week's theme, followed by a first-person essay on Wednesdays by a witty and
original writer, and wrapping up on Thursdays with readers' thoughts on the
week's subject.
    The enhanced Arts & Life section will feature several new voices and
columns including:

    
    -   "My Green Year" by reporter Vanessa Farquharson. Farquharson begins a
        year-long challenge to do one thing each day that betters the
        environment.
    -   "Jill Barker on Fitness." The Montreal Gazette's weekly fitness
        column featured in National Post will begin with Barker's 12 weeks to
        go from the couch to the finish line of a 5K race.
     -  "Rosie Schwartz on Nutrition." National Post's nutritionist's weekly
        column on what to eat and what not to eat moves into the Arts & Life
        section.
     -  "Anne-Marie Mediwake's Triplet Journal." The energetic co-anchor of
        Global Ontario's News Hour is about to become a mother of three, and
        she'll take readers along on her biggest assignment yet.
    

    In addition, Arts & Life will continue to provide readers with the arts
and entertainment coverage they've come to know and love, including:

    
    -   Shinan Govani's must-read column on Toronto society
    -   Robert Fulford's Notebook on the cultural issues of the day
    -   Robert Cushman's authoritative theater reviews
    -   Rob McKenzie's offbeat television columns
    -   Chris Knight's witty film writing
    -   The always compelling Avenue page
    -   Plus regular coverage of high culture, pop culture and everything in
        between
    

    About National Post
    -------------------

    The National Post is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications Corp, (CanWest) (NYSE:   CWG; TSX:
CGS and CGS.A, www.canwestglobal.com). CanWest, an international media
company, is Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global
Television network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers,
and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional
television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and
radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Turkey, the
United States and the United Kingdom.





For further information:

For further information: Tammy Bender, CanWest MediaWorks, (416)
442-2177, tbender@canwest.com

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