All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

Aug 27, 2016 — News Article

Tony Clement takes aim at bridge tolls, CBC in bid to become leader by Terrence McEachern

Conservative Leadership Candidate says he wants "to liberate the taxpayers from the yearly [$1.1-billion] contribution to the coffers of the CBC."

Aug 22, 2016 — News Article

The improbable media journey of The Tragically Hip by Colby Cash

Columnist asks: would we have ever heard of The Tragically Hip if it had been up to the CBC in the first place?

Aug 22, 2016 — News Article

It’s a Good CBC…If We Don’t Weaken by Denis McGrath

Columnist says that in a land with such variation in experience, geography and language, we have not outgrown our need for an instrument that can knit us together - and the CBC is that vehicle.

Aug 19, 2016 — News Article

Lessons from Rio: how can the BBC compete with bigger sports broadcasters? by Hywel Roberts

As the Rio Olympics draws to a close, columnists take a look at the how the BBC can protect itself from losing out to broadcasters like Sky and BT Sport.

Aug 18, 2016 — News Article

Gold-medal-worthy ratings for CBC amid Rio Olympics by David Shoalts

Columnist says thanks to a strong push for medals by Canadian athletes over the first 10 days of the Rio Games, CBC is now in position to exceed the television ratings for the 2012 Olympics in London.

Aug 16, 2016 — News Article

Rio 2016: CBC’s head of sports on taking the Olympics to Canada by Michael Long

The head of CBC Sports gives SportsPro an insight into the network’s approach to showing the Games and explains why the Olympics continue to captivate Canada, host of the winter edition six years ago.

Aug 15, 2016 — News Article

CBC's q replacing Shad as host

CBC Radio's q is getting its third host in three years, with Shad being replaced by Tom Power​.

Aug 15, 2016 — News Article

CBC Kids Content Director Martin Markle Exits by Mercedes Milligan

Markle previously served as executive in charge of production for children and youth programming at CBC from 2003 to 2006, overseeing original CBC kids comedies from development through delivery. 

Aug 14, 2016 — News Article

'Censorship has no place in a democracy' – Sanef

The South African National Editor’s Forum (Sanef) welcomes the ruling by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), directing the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to withdraw its decision to ban visuals of violent protests.

Aug 11, 2016 — News Article

CMG is alarmed CBC/Radio-Canada is cutting service to minority Francophone communities

CMG, which represents Radio-Canada workers outside of Québec, has learned that the daily local 30-minute noon-hour news and public affairs show will no longer be produced and heard in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Aug 5, 2016 — Policy Brief

Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

FRIENDS offers recommendations to the government on its tax and CRTC policies, including requiring Netflix and other foreign OTT services to collect sales taxes, as their Canadian competitors must do.

Aug 3, 2016 — News Article

CBC Facebook page goes fully biased, says Donald Trump shouldn't have a Twitter account

Commentator says CBC Facebook fans are upset at the public broadcaster's apparent bias.

Aug 2, 2016 — News Article

Public service austerity broadcasts by Mark Cullinane

Columnist says public service broadcasters in Britain and Ireland are implicated in legitimizing neoliberal policies in response to political and economic crisis. 

Jul 27, 2016 — News Article

Reporter Tom Gould was a trailblazer of Canadian journalism by Fred Langan

Columnist says Tom Gould, who died of cancer last week at the age of 84, was one of Canada’s first generation of star television reporters and went on to become an influential broadcast executive, building CTV News into a top-rated operation.

Jul 23, 2016 — News Article

Obituary: Journalist Tom Gould worked for The Sun, headed CTV News by Brian Morton

Prominent journalist Tom Gould, whose career spanned more than 50 years in the news industry including a stint as the Ottawa correspondent for The Vancouver Sun, has died at the age of 84.

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.