All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

Nov 8, 2016 — News Article

CRTC releases new broadcast industry statistics

According to a new report, broadcasting revenues in Canada last year decreased by 1.6% to $17.9 billion.

Oct 26, 2016 — News Article

Former director of HR sues CBC, alleging senior management conspired to fire her by Joseph Brean & Sean Craig

A former human resources executive for the CBC has filed a wrongful dismissal suit against the broadcaster, alleging that senior HR staff conspired to fire her while she was on medical leave and that CEO Hubert Lacroix breached his duties in refusing to review the matter

Oct 25, 2016 — News Article

Broadcasting revenues dip as Canadians move online for radio and television: CRTC by Emily Jackson

CRTC says cord cutting took a bigger bite out of Canada’s broadcast industry last year as younger audiences increasingly listened to music and watched television over the Internet.

Oct 25, 2016 — News Article

Canadians between 12 and 24 years old listen to half the amount of traditional radio than others

CRTC Chairman says a new report clearly shows that viewing and listening habits are continuing to shift. 

Oct 24, 2016 — News Article

Mélanie Joly à TLMEP: éloge du vide by Stéphane Morneau

The columnist questions the relevance of inviting politicians for interviews on Radio-Canada's hit talk-show Tout le monde en parle. He is very dismayed by Mélanie Joly's last appearance on the show and finds the interview was handled in a complacent manner. 

Oct 21, 2016 — News Article

Why it’s irresponsible for the publicly funded CBC to explain the news rather than provide it by David Berry

Columnist says that the public broadcaster diverting some of its resources into telling citizens what to think is to fundamentally misunderstand its mandate.

Oct 18, 2016 — News Article

Memo to Trudeau: CBC Earns Our Tax Money, Corporate Media Does Not by Shannon Rupp

Columnist says Newspapers Canada would have you believe that their aggressive bid for more government subsidies is about funding journalism, but the facts suggest that the newspapers’ executives are just looking for a new source of revenue to keep their investors rich and happy as they kill jobs.

Oct 18, 2016 — News Article

Kim's Convenience and Canadian television’s diversity problem by Lucas Costello

The CBC’s new sitcom is the first mainstream Canadian show with an Asian lead cast — which, Lucas Costello argues, says a lot about how far behind the network and Canadian television at large are in reflecting the population.

Oct 15, 2016 — News Article

Saturday night with an old friend by David Shoalts

Columnist says that viewers may not unanimously love his quirks as a broadcaster but there is no denying Ron MacLean's affection for the sport, something Canadians demand from the host of their favourite hockey broadcast.

Oct 14, 2016 — News Article

New CBC Shows Mostly a Step Forward for Asian Canadians by Kai Nagata

Editorial says Kim's Convenience, adapted from a play by Ins Choi, has a willingness to laugh at uncomfortable aspects of the immigrant experience that makes it resonate far beyond the Korean community.

Oct 12, 2016 — News Article

CBC Has Got the Goods on New Brand Partners by Chris Powell

CBC has announces its first brand partners for daytime talk show The Goods, with Butterball and Sunwing signing on as full-season sponsors and and the genealogy company signing integration deals.

Oct 11, 2016 — News Article

Kim’s Convenience, and the method behind the seeming madness of CBC’s programming by David Berry

Columnist says CBC's new programming lineup seems to be the direct result of the public broadcaster trying to make everything appealing to everyone, with little of it gaining any traction.

Oct 11, 2016 — News Article

CBC and the clickbait wars by Stephen Maher

Columnist explores whether public money is squeezing out independent journalism.

Oct 10, 2016 — News Article

Spreading the message by Brad Oswald

Columnist says CBC's new drama mixes crime, politics and media culture.

Oct 3, 2016 — News Article

Helen Boaden speaks up for 'slow news' as she steps down after 34 years at the BBC by Freddy Mayhew

Outgoing BBC director of radio Helen Boaden has said she values “slow news” and questioned whether the media does enough to “explain and explore” in today’s fast-paced environment.

Oct 3, 2016 — News Article

Political memoirs reveal Downing Street bids to control the BBC under David Cameron by Dominic Ponsford

Former cabinet minister Ken Clarke has claimed that the Downing Street press office falsely told the BBC he was ill to try to stop him appearing on Question Time.

Oct 1, 2016 — News Article

When Jian Ghomeshi gave the CBC a shock by Kevin Donovan

In this excerpt from Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation, Kevin Donovan describes the Q host’s last show and the explosive meeting between his lawyer and CBC amid rumours of a big story breaking.

Sep 28, 2016 — News Article

Why BBC decided to set up shop in Canada by H.G. Watson

On September 22, 2016, BBC officially opened its new Canadian edition of their website.

Sep 22, 2016 — News Article

Looking beyond philanthrojournalism by Patricia W. Elliott

Columnist says Ottawa shouldn’t be let off the hook of a historically-mandated commitment to ensure Canadians enjoy equitable cross-country access to media that reflects our lives.