Edward Goff Penny
Edward Goff Penny
|Senator for Alma, Quebec|
March 13, 1874 – October 11, 1881
|Appointed by||Alexander Mackenzie|
|Preceded by||James Leslie|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Walker Ogilvie|
|Born||15 May 1820|
Islington (now part of London), England
|Died||October 11, 1881 (aged 61)|
|Occupation||Author, newspaper owner|
Born in Islington (now part of London), England, Penny moved to Canada in 1844, settling in Montreal, Quebec and joined the Montreal Herald as a reporter. He would become editor-in-chief and a co-owner of the newspaper, taking it to "its height of success". He was the first president of the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Ottawa.
Arthur G. Penny, the grandson of Edward Goff Penny, died in 1963. His will endowed the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prizes, in memory of his grandfather. The first prizes were awarded in 1991. The awards are administered by the Canadian Newspaper Association. There are two prizes of $1500 for young journalists between the ages 20 and 25. One is given for newspapers with less than 25,000 circulation, the other is for newspapers with more than 25,000 circulation.
- Hopkins, J. Castell (1898). An historical sketch of Canadian literature and journalism. Toronto: Lincott. p. 226. ISBN 0665080484.
- http://www.cna-acj.ca/client/cna/cna.nsf/web/PennyAwards/ Archived 2008-03-10 at the Wayback Machine Canadian Newspaper Association: Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prizes
- Works by or about Edward Goff Penny at Internet Archive
- "Edward Goff Penny". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
- Edward Goff Penny – Parliament of Canada biography
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