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Contributor anticipates the key drivers of the advertising industry over the next five years.
Why tech giants like Google want to make sure Canadians can keep stealing entertainment by Richard Owens
University of Toronto Law Professor says CBC, Bell and many other Canadian media companies are being robbed blind by online pirates, to the tune of $1 billion annually in foregone subscription revenues from streaming piracy alone.
Columnist takes issue with the public broadcaster not airing any Winnipeg Jets games during the playoffs, focusing instead on Toronto.
Columnist says Canada’s leaders need a comprehensive digital policy to police the digital Wild West.
Mercer became notorious for delivering heated rants about Canadian issues while storming through a Toronto alley emblazoned with graffiti, for putting politics into thought-provoking perspective, and for exploring the nooks and crannies of the nation's landscape and contemporary culture.
Columnist says individual Canadians, and our corporations, are suffering from Ottawa’s infatuation with Facebook, Google and Netflix.
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs says Canada needs to prepare itself for the 2019 federal election, and the Canadian government is starting to talk more seriously about how to address the risks we face.
Catherine Tait, the newly named CBC president, will be the first person with a significant background in the media industry to hold the job since J. Alphonse Ouimet and Tony Manera.
In this open letter to Catherine Tait, Guy Fournier asks her to use the all-mighty power conferred by her new appointment to help CBC by better aligning its french and english televisions with the mandate of the public broadcaster and by pressuring the government to end commercials on CBC/Radio-Canada.
‘The CBC needs to figure out what it can do best as a public broadcaster and, just as important, what no other organization can do well.’
Columnist says the issue with the public broadcaster boils down to CBC’s ineptitude, fear of challenging drama and neuroses about its role.
In this French radio interview, FRIENDS spoke-person, Daniel Bernhard, comments on Catherine Tait's appointment at the reins of the CBC, and discusses the work that remains to ensure the independence of the public broadcaster.
Catherine Tait, a 30-year veteran of the Canadian and U.S. television and film industry, has been tapped to lead a digital revolution at CBC/Radio-Canada, becoming the first woman in the organization's history to be named president and chief executive.
Canadians’ trust in Facebook appears to be in free fall — and it’s a downward plummet that started even before the ongoing uproar over alleged abuse of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica and other data-mining firms.
Tait says she wants the broadcaster to increasingly think digital in order to deal with the ongoing disruption across the broadcast industry.
The former Montreal Gazette publisher is named to a five-year term; Catherine Tait becomes the Crown corporation's first female president.
CMG welcomes new President of CBC/Radio-Canada, urges focus on investment in local news and programming
CMG is encouraged that the new President of CBC/Radio-Canada expressed support for key pillars of the national public broadcaster's services and function, including local news and programming, Canadian stories and content, digital services and Canadian talent.
Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage announces the appointment of Catherine Tait to the position of President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CBC/Radio-Canada.
According to Statistics Canada, the newspaper publishing industry as a whole reported an operating revenue of $3.2 billion in 2016, down nearly one fifth from 2014, which is a loss of more than $620 million in just two years.
FRIENDS' Executive Director says Google, Facebook and the other tech giants constitute the biggest threat to Canada’s independence and cultural sovereignty since Hollywood.
FRIENDS' Executive Director says while rest of the world is pushing back against anti-competitive, tax-avoiding, democracy-flouting, privacy invading corporations such as Facebook, the Trudeau Liberals have yet to take any meaningful action.
More than half subscribe to Netflix and very few look to its competitors.
The author believes the future of Quebec television production requires a change of paradigm. The real challenge of the Netflix model lies in the way it has altered how we consume television. By investing in Quebec TV production, the model also presents incredible opportunities to reach international audiences.
Canadian tax law has long provided incentives for companies to advertise in Canadian magazines, newspapers, and on television, but the tax code does not apply to digital media.
Amid allegations that the personal data of 50 million Facebook users was improperly accessed as part of a plot to influence voters ahead of the U.S. election, Canada’s Public Safety minister says the social media giant could be more forthcoming with governments when it comes to information about data security.
‘Google is not the oracle of absolute truth’: Digital giant reckons with its responsibility to journalism by Susan Krashinsky Robertson
Columnist says that with all the hoax headlines, election meddling, clickbait and conspiracy theories, the internet is starting to look more like a misinformation superhighway – and that's a problem for the digital giants who make billions of dollars a year off that ecosystem and are now facing pressure over its misuse.
Cooke, who has been editor there since 2009, is leaving daily journalism to spend more time working for Journalists for Human Rights, an organization he currently chairs.
In towns and smaller cities, newspapers and local TV stations are disappearing. Yet voters in those places have big, complicated questions about a fast-changing world – and the only answers available to many are coming from those posts and videos and anecdotal news clips sent to their inboxes and apps by friends and strangers or appearing when they enter hot-button search terms.
Most experts agreed that a medley of action is needed, both for funding the supply of, and improving the demand for, trusted news.
Zuckerberg, Facing Facebook’s Worst Crisis Yet, Pledges Better Privacy by Sheera Frenkel and Kevin Roose
Facebook’s chief executive publicly addresses the misuse of data belonging to 50 million users of the social network and described the steps the company will take to safeguard the information of its more than two billion monthly users.