All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

Jul 14, 2016 — News Article

BBC boosted PR and marketing spend whilst cutting hundreds of millions from overall budget by Freddy Mayhew

Columnist says the BBC spent millions more on marketing and communications this year whilst cutting hundreds of millions from its overall budget.

Jul 12, 2016 — News Article

How technology disrupted the truth by Katharine Viner

Columnist says social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts.

Jul 12, 2016 — News Article

Group urges Liberals to keep promise to reform CBC board by Elianna Lev

FRIENDS says there is a problem with the appointment of board members made directly by the government as patronage appointments. 

Jul 12, 2016 — News Article

Activist wants CBC to stop covering Calgary Stampede by Lynn Desjardins

Animal rights activists have long complained about the big annual rodeo called the Calgary Stampede and one is calling on the public broadcaster CBC to stop showing it.

Jul 6, 2016 — Blog Post

Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau regarding merit­‐based and independent appointments to CBC's Board

FRIENDS has commissioned a legal opinion from two experts in broadcasting and media law, Peter H. Miller and Brian MacLeod Rogers on options for how the Liberal government's commitment might be achieved.

Jul 6, 2016 — News Article

Not the 11 O’clock News: How the Late-Night Comedy Shows Are Deepening the Divide between Commentary and Traditional News by Alex Strachan

Columnist says that in the new information age, with its myriad choices, viewers — and by extension voters — are more inclined to turn to those news sources that validate their personal opinions.

Jul 2, 2016 — News Article

Les réalisateurs de Radio-Canada au Québec et à Moncton craignent un lockout

The union representing Radio-Canada/CBC directors in Quebec and Moncton fears management will proceed to lockout as negotiations indicate there very little progress.

Jul 2, 2016 — News Article

Les réalisateurs de Radio-Canada au Québec et à Moncton craignent un lockout

The union representing Radio-Canada/CBC directors in Quebec and Moncton fears management will proceed to lockout as negotiations indicate there very little progress.

Jul 1, 2016 — News Article

If dissensus is the new normal in Britain, we need a new media by Des Freedman

An inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting in Britain launched its report days after the Brexit vote andholds important clues to the current breakdown of consensus is dealt with.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

Calling all Canadians: stories about pioneers to new citizens will highlight CBC's Canada 150 programming

As Canada approaches its 150th birthday next year, CBC is calling on Canadians to share their stories as part of the celebration.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

Brad Trost, Anti-Abortion Social Conservative, Mulls Tory Leadership Bid by Althia Raj

Potential Conservative Party leadership candidate has maintained a "Privatize the CBC" petition on his website.

Jun 24, 2016 — News Article

Kids' CBC bidding farewell to longtime host Patty Sullivan

Sullivan, who has appeared on Kids' CBC since 2003, is an award-winning broadcaster who celebrated 20 years as a kids TV entertainer in 2014.

Jun 21, 2016 — News Article

More Young People Get News From Social Than TV by Erik Sass

Among American adults ages 18-24 polled by Reuters, 28% said they get most of their news from social media -- ahead of TV, cited by 24% of the same age group.

Jun 21, 2016 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-191

FRIENDS opposes CBC’s application to the CRTC to allow ICI Musique and CBC Radio 2 to continue to broadcast national advertising.

Jun 21, 2016 — Ad Campaign

Social Media Campaign: Reform the CBC Board

The Trudeau government can and should abolish the Board through an amendment to the Broadcasting Act, replacing it with a new governance structure whose members are appointed based on merit and independent from the government.

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Jun 21, 2016 — News Release

Reform CBC’s Board

As the CBC’s Board of Directors meets in Ottawa today, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is launching a new Reform the Board social media campaign calling for the CBC’s existing Board to be replaced. 

Jun 17, 2016 — News Article

Louis Lalande annonce sa retraite by Manon Dumais

Louis Lalande, vice-president of Radio-Canada French services announced he is retiring. His imminent departure puts the spotlight on the question of leadership appointments Radio-Canada/CBC.

Jun 16, 2016 — News Article

Tragically Hip's final concert to be broadcast live on CBC by Jessica Wong and Haydn Watters

August concert in Kingston, Ont., will be live on CBC-TV, Radio One, Radio 2, cbcmusic.ca and YouTube.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

CBC-TV boosting female directors in gender-parity initiative

The public broadcaster says at least half of the episodes of CBC-TV's Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland and other scripted programs will be directed by women.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

The fate of public service broadcasting by David Epstein

Columnist says uncritical defenders of public service broadcasting have turned a blind eye to its decline. This is not a time for conservatism but for long overdue transformation.