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Aug 9, 2017 — News Article

End of an era for Laurie Brown and CBC Radio 2's The Signal by T’Cha Dunlevy

As host of CBC Radio 2’s dreamy late-night music show The Signal, Laurie Brown has been telling stories and playing songs that drift through the Canadian ether from 10 to midnight, six nights a week.

Aug 1, 2017 — News Article

The National names 4 new hosts following retirement of Peter Mansbridge


The new hosts are senior correspondent Adrienne Arsenault, current Power & Politics host Rosemary Barton, CBC Vancouver anchor Andrew Chang and longtime CBC News Network host Ian Hanomansing. 

Jul 22, 2017 — News Article

Gender pay gap strikes again. This time at the BBC by Elizabeth Renzetti

Columnist says that when the BBC was forced to unveil salaries for its on-air talent, it was infuriating, though not surprising, to see that the top seven earners were men, and that men made up two-thirds of the 96 names on the list. 

Jul 8, 2017 — News Article

What’s next in TV’s digital revolution by Chris Powell

Columnist says consumer adoption of network TV alternatives like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, coupled with the content available on YouTube and quasi-legal sources like Periscope and torrents, is requiring broadcast groups to straddle the line between traditional TV and digital.

Jul 5, 2017 — News Article

Heritage Minister to unveil Canadian media strategy in September by Ryan Thorpe

News Media Canada called on Joly and the federal government last month to increase funding to the Canadian Periodical Fund from $75 million to $350 million annually.

Jul 4, 2017 — News Article

BBC Set to Fight Netflix With More Money for Kids TV by Alex Ritman

The broadcaster will pledge an extra $44 million toward children's content to counter the growing influence of online offerings.

Jul 3, 2017 — News Article

News observers hope for change and more context at 'The National' post-Mansbridge

FRIENDS spokesperson says the status quo isn't working and so shaking things up and trying another approach is something that all viewers should welcome.

Jun 30, 2017 — News Article

Do not adjust your set: 50 years of colour TV – from tennis and ties to petals and plumage by Mark Lawson

Half a century after the green grass and lemon squash of Wimbledon marked the dawn of colour TV in Britain, Mark Lawson reveals how it revolutionised everything from Cézanne to snooker.

Jun 29, 2017 — News Article

News observers hope for change and more context at The National post-Mansbridge by Victoria Ahearn

With Peter Mansbridge set to sign off as CBC News chief correspondent and anchor of "The National," speculation abounds as to what will happen with the public broadcaster's flagship program.

Jun 28, 2017 — News Article

Traditional media still most trusted by Colette Brin and Sébastien Charlton

In Canada, as in other countries among the 36 surveyed for the 2017 Reuters Institute Digital News Report, it appears that most people still consider traditional media or their brands the most trustworthy sources.

Jun 22, 2017 — News Article

Trudeau Liberals complete step one of many required for CBC reconstruction by Nick Fillmore

Columnist says the federal government has taken the first step on a long road toward what hopefully will be the restoration of the CBC as Canada’s most important public interest and cultural institution.

Jun 21, 2017 — News Article

Current Opportunity: Chairperson, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

The Government of Canada is currently seeking a Chairperson for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Jun 21, 2017 — News Article

Current Opportunity: Directors, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in these positions.

Jun 20, 2017 — News Article

The Minister of Canadian Heritage Announces the Creation of an Independent Committee to Recommend Qualified Candidates for the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage has announced the creation of an advisory committee for appointments to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors.

Jun 20, 2017 — News Article

Actor Colm Feore and newsman Tom Clark on panel choosing new CBC board members by Terry Pedwell

Long−time television news broadcaster Tom Clark will head the advisory committee that’s designed to fulfil a Liberal campaign promise to overhaul the process for appointing board members at CBC/Radio−Canada.

Jun 20, 2017 — News Article

Trudeau government to revise CBC’s board selection process by Simon Houpt

Columnist says the Liberal government is overhauling the process by which members of the board of directors of CBC/Radio-Canada are selected, in hopes of ending decades of allegations of political interference in the public broadcaster’s operations.

 

Jun 20, 2017 — Blog Post

Good news on CBC governance reform

Today the Trudeau government announced how it will keep its promise to ensure that future appointments to CBC’s Board – including its President and CEO – are made independently from partisan patronage as well as merit-based. Here is the Globe and Mail coverage.

Jun 15, 2017 — News Article

Peter Mansbridge To Be Replaced By 3 Anchors At New 'The National' by Althia Raj

Three anchors will replace Peter Mansbridge at the new version of CBC's flagship national news program, "The National."

Jun 12, 2017 — News Article

Poll shows majority of Canadians disagree with Scheer on CBC by Elizabeth McSheffrey

Canada's Conservatives face an uphill battle in the 2019 federal election if their newly-minted leader, AndrewScheer, uploads his recentanti-CBCrhetoric into his party platform, new research has revealed.

Jun 12, 2017 — News Release

Nanos Poll: Feds should protect local news and CBC’s independence

A new Nanos poll reveals Canadians place high value on local news, are concerned about the decline of journalism in Canada and want the federal government to actively support local news.