Tributes to Jim

Jim was a superb journalist. His love of the craft, his dedication to quality journalism and his powerful and intelligent Ottawa column were all testament to the essence of Jim Travers.

– John Honderich, chairman of Torstar

He was ‘handing over’ to me [in Cyprus]. I’m not sure which scared me most, his hair-raising tales or his insistence on telling them while he was taking hairpin turns in the Troodos Mountains at 60 kph.

– Aileen McCabe, former Southam News foreign correspondent

He was without doubt made for journalism. He was hilarious, mischievous, witty, curious, courageous and constantly bemused by humanity’s folly.

– Jim Coyle, Toronto Star feature writer

Jim reminded us all, in every column he wrote, what principled, high-minded journalism is intended to do: by challenging conventional wisdom, he enabled all of us to better understand our world. He was a courageous journalist whose voice shall be sorely missed.

– Tony Burman, head of strategy for the Americas, AlJazeera