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Columnist says Joly seems aware of the contradiction of mandating Canadian content rules for domestic services but praising the exploitation of a free and open Canadian Internet for foreign cultural products.
Columnist says the CBC's We Are Canada is bafflingly bad television.
As Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly prepares the culture file for its digital future, some observers wonder if a splashy new Crown corporation will be her legacy.
In an interview with host Todd Veinotte, FRIENDS’ spokesperson Ian Morrison discusses CBC funding, governance and programming decisions.
Columnist says that to help ensure our incredible media outlets can survive through this time of upheaval as the ad-driven model for funding quality journalism falls apart, there needs to be some form of government support to assist those who need it.
In 2015, the streaming giant has announced that it would be doubling its output of original content, and it is aiming to have original productions make up half of its of its streaming catalog in the coming years.
According to new data from comScore, more than half (53 percent) of Wi-Fi households in the U.S. are now using at least one over-the-top streaming service, with Netflix being the primary choice.
Two prominent voices in the Toronto media landscape — Indigenous critic and CBC Radio columnist Jesse Wente and Thomson Reuters deputy chairman David W. Binet — are among eight new appointments to the Canada Council for the Arts.
Columnist says a series of connections between the Liberal Party of Canada and the Walrus Foundation over the past two years may be affecting the standards and thrust of the journalism at the charity’s titular magazine.
Columnist says that unlike their colleagues at Vice, the Toronto Star has decided it will not continue fighting a recent production order in court, underlining how Canadian law fails to protect journalists and their sources.
Appearance of freckly, carrot-topped, beloved heroine of the series, Anne Shirley, appears to have been digitally altered in Netflix posters for the U.S.
Since the 2015 disbanding of the CBC’s in-house documentary unit, headed by the visionary Mark Starowicz, the public broadcaster has farmed out such programming to independent production companies.
Columnist says government funding of the arts, while it is improving, is nowhere near where it should be.
Columnist says having thoughtful television, games and other media that is not commercially driven is essential to good parenting.
Columnist asks whether there’s any reason Ottawa could not request or require that Netflix include Canadian suggestions for Canadian subscribers – in the same way that Ottawa requires traditional broadcasters to devote a certain part of the programming day to Canadian shows.
Columnist says local journalism, whether it’s at a city paper or a weekly, a radio or TV station, keeps its community entertained and informed.
Columnist says fear, grief and turmoil rock newsroom after latest surprising and deep round of cuts.
Howard Law, media industry director for Unifor, the union representing CTV workers across the country, confirms that cuts have been made at CTV stations in Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Windsor, Calgary and Edmonton.
Columnist examines what exactly Peter Mansbridge’s legacy is and how he will be regarded after his departure from The National.
Columnist says CBS shows exist in an America-first world in which military might is essential and right and the border is constantly under threat.
In its analysis of the 2017 budget, FRIENDS says it’s two minutes to midnight for Canadian media, particularly in small and medium markets where a majority of Canadians live.
Google moves to protect its lucrative advertising business by giving marketers greater control over where their ads appear online, after major clients withdrew spots that were shown next to hate speech and other offensive material.
Defendants say there's no way to prove they're causing customers to cut their cable.
Columnist says Facebook continues to be under fire for peddling fake news, but the platform will never take real responsibility.
Columnist says three broad components of the fund have been articulated on paper—digital literacy and intelligence; citizen access to the arts and cultural engagement; and transformation of organizations.
President Trump also proposes scrapping the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a key revenue source for PBS and National Public Radio stations, as well as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Internet founder says it has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone.
Columnist says Washington D.C. was once the shining beacon of American culture, with the federal government financing the arts, but now the world watches in horror as the White House and Congress take charge.
Columnist says Trump is offering the press a chance to step up and be the Cronkite to his Nixon and so far, it's dropping the ball.