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Media Monitor — 2018

The Media Monitor is Canada's leading database for news stories on the broadcasting system, media ownership and cultural policies.

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Jan 14, 2018 — Government of Canada

Appointment Opportunity: President, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in applying for the position of President of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Jan 11, 2018 — Alternet

How Public Radio Became the Voice of the Patriarchy by Rebecca McInroy

Columnist says it's time we demand more diversity from one of our oldest, most storied institutions.

Jan 11, 2018 — New York Times

Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share by Mike Isaac

Facebook has introduced sweeping changes to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members will see most often, saying that it would prioritize what their friends and family share and comment on while de-emphasizing content from publishers and brands.

Jan 10, 2018 — National Post

Corus CEO says Q1 results fell short of expectations due to weak TV advertising by David Paddon

Corus Entertainment Inc. says its first-quarter results fell short of expectations as some of its television advertisers adjusted their spending priorities during the final months of 2017.

Jan 10, 2018 — Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Net neutrality changes in U.S. could change Canadian law in future by Alexia Kapalos

In Canada, where there are net neutrality laws in place, the American dismantling of net neutrality potentially means Canadians will feel some of the changes, even with these laws in existence here.

Jan 7, 2018 — Knight Foundation

Public Broadcasting: Its Past and Its Future

Columnist sayspublic broadcasters are creaky vessels, battered by decades of cutbacks and challenges, but they’re still one of our best tools for protecting democracy and building healthy societies.

Jan 6, 2018 — CTV News

Giant map of Canada aims to hook students on democracy

In a bid to get students devoted to democracy, Canadian Geographic and CPAC have teamed up to create a giant floor map of Canada that shows every federal riding in the country.

Jan 4, 2018 — Star Phoenix

Former Shaw Communications CEO Jim Shaw dead at 60 after brief illness by Meghan Potkins

Shaw’s 12 years as CEO coincided with a period of significant growth for the company, with revenues rising from $646 million in 1998 to $3.7 billion by 2010 — fuelled in part by deals including an asset swap with Rogers to acquire territory in Vancouver and B.C.’s lower mainland.

Jan 3, 2018 — Toronto Star

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers by Marc Edge

Professor of media and communications at University Canada West says it is clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon.

Jan 2, 2018 — Huffington Post Canada

The CBC Must Go Completely Ad-Free by Wade Rowland

Columnist says public broadcasters exist to provide a space for information and entertainment that's free of influence from vested interests.