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Nov 9, 2014 — Huffington Post Canada

CBC Needs To Stop Jian Ghomeshi Sideshow And Talk About A Service In Jeopardy by Brooks DeCillia

Columnist says Heather Conway -- and everyone who works at the CBC -- needs to be shouting that the CBC is a service in jeopardy.

Nov 9, 2014 — Toronto Star

Jian Ghomeshi and a national lament for CBC Radio by Jeffrey Dvorkin

Jian Ghomeshi’s story is not just about one man’s libidinous foibles; it’s about the deliberate diminishing of CBC Radio as a public broadcaster.

Nov 8, 2014 — New York Times

The Stock Market Is on Edge About a Cable Merger by Jeff Sommer

Columnist says the debate over net neutrality and cable company concentration has been rattling Wall Street.

Nov 7, 2014 — New York Times

For Millennials, the End of the TV Viewing Party by Alex Williams

Just as the landline went from household staple to quaint anachronism seemingly overnight during the last decade, the television set has started to look at best like a luxury, if not an irrelevance, in the eyes of many members of the wired generation, who have moved past the “cord-cutter” stage, in which they get rid of cable, to getting rid of their TV sets entirely.

Nov 6, 2014 — Metro News

New CBC supporter group calls for national broadcaster’s board to resign by Lucy Scholey

CBC, I Care! is pushing for the Crown corporation’s board to find alternative revenue in the face of “draconian cuts”.

Nov 6, 2014 — Toronto Star

Re: CBC turns a blind eye, Editorial Nov. 4 by Heather Conway

CBC's executive vice-president of English Services says it is completely unwarranted to assert bad faith at the public broadcaster regarding recent allegations against Q host Jian Ghomeshi. 

Nov 6, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Enabler to a media hatchet job by Patrick Lagacé

Columnist says CBC President Hubert Lacroix was appointed head of the public broadcaster by the federal Conservatives in 2007 and his reign at this highly important institution for culture and media has amounted to little more than enabler for the steady, quiet dismantling of Radio-Canada.

Nov 4, 2014 — Métro

Mandibule, Bedondaine, Paillasson… by Sylvain Ménard

Sylvain Ménard says he is surprised that while thousands of layoffs have gone relatively unnoticed,  the news that Radio-Canada is shutting down its costume warehouse and getting rid of thousands of costumes evoking powerful childhood memories of favourite television shows has finally ignited a mass movement of protest among francophones concerned with the future of public broadcasting.

Nov 4, 2014 — LaPresse.ca

SRC/CBC: les syndicats réclament la démission d'Hubert Lacroix

The four unions which represent the CBC's francophone employees are demanding the resignation of President Hubert Lacroix, saying he has fired 4,000 employees since 2009 and is threatening  francophone culture in Canada.

Nov 3, 2014 — News Article

Hey kids, Vice is nice, but it will cost you by John Doyle

The $100-million joint venture between Vice Media and Rogers Communications Inc., will include a Toronto-based Vice Canada Studio and Vice TV Network to begin operations in 2015.

Oct 30, 2014 — News Article

CBC offers counselling to employees, Ghomeshi vows to fight accusations by Andrea Baillie

The CBC offered counselling to its employees Thursday as more women stepped forward with allegations of "abusive behaviour" by Jian Ghomeshi, and announced it is hiring a third-party company to conduct an investigation amid swirling accusations about the ousted "Q" radio host.

Oct 30, 2014 — Vancouver Sun

Q producer who alleges Ghomeshi threatened to ‘hate f—‘ her says she complained to boss in 2010 by Tom Blackwell

Ex-CBC employee says that like many of the women who have come out this week with allegations of sexual misconduct by Mr. Ghomeshi, she was not willing to have her name published, fearful of backlash on social media, and from the Q star himself.

Oct 30, 2014 — Straight.com

Jian Ghomeshi departure gives CBC Radio a chance to revamp cultural programming on Q by Charlie Smith

Columnist hopes that for the sake of Canadian culture, Q's producers pay more attention to what's happening in our country now.

Oct 30, 2014 — Edmonton Sun

Tough questions for CBC by Warren Kinsella

Columnist says lots of people are asking the media when did they know about Jian Ghomeshi, and what did they do about it?

Oct 30, 2014 — News Article

Rogers, Vice Media to partner on $100-million venture by Christine Dobby

Rogers Communications Inc. reveals plans to build a production studio in Toronto with Vice Media, the edgy digital media company recently valued at $2.5-billion (U.S.).

Oct 29, 2014 — Sun News Network

A sex scandal or CBC scandal? by J.J. McCullough

Columnist says that "Ghomeshigate" is really as much a scandal about the internal management of Canada's public broadcaster as the allegedly dysfunctional sex life of one of its employees. 

Oct 29, 2014 — Globe & Mail

CBC is our national neurosis – and that’s a good thing by John Doyle

Columnist says that during the course of the Ottawa shootings a lot of people turned to CBC TV coverage for an instinctive reason – a built-in sense that the CBC has the resources and reliability to cover the story with authority.

Oct 29, 2014 — Maclean's

Why it’s harder to believe the worst of a host by Jamie Weinman

Columnist says that unlike a movie actor, a host plays the part of an average guy surrounded by people more famous than he is, and when a host has a sex scandal—as Bob Barker, David Letterman, Jimmy Savile and many others have had before Ghomeshi—it feels almost like a pal is in trouble.

Oct 29, 2014 — Fort Erie Times

CBC laying off another 392 employees

A letter to employees indicated 115 corporate positions, 154 English jobs and 123 French positions will be eliminated by the end of the fiscal year.

Oct 29, 2014 — Ottawa Star

CBC says it has won broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2020 Olympics by Gregory Strong

The CBC and Radio-Canada renewed their commitment to Olympic coverage by securing the broadcast rights to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea and 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.