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Dec 7, 2015 — News Article

CBC observers hope for reinvigorated 2016 after scandal-plagued year by Cassandra Szklarski

Columnist says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to restore $150 million in annual funding that was cut from CBC/Radio-Canada during the Harper years.

Dec 5, 2015 — News Article

Mélanie Joly ready to reinvest in the arts as federal heritage minister by Bill Brownstein

Heritage Minister says it’s in her mandate letter to look at a new procedure for the nomination of the board and the direction of CBC/Radio-Canada. 

Dec 4, 2015 — News Article

The BBC: what is really going on? by David Epstein

Columnist says the least attractive aspect of the BBC’s response to Charter renewal has been its persistent dishonesty. 

Dec 4, 2015 — News Article

How important is the BBC in today’s pop climate? by Jamie MacKay

For decades the BBC has played a central role in shaping the global pop landscape. But in a world of iTunes Genius and Spotify Discover, what is the corporation’s USP? 

Dec 4, 2015 — News Article

Support for CBC/Radio-Canada reaffirmed in Throne Speech – Now is the time to turn words into action: CMG

The Canadian Media Guild is encouraged to see that the new government has reaffirmed support for CBC/Radio-Canada among its top priorities in today’s Throne Speech.

Dec 4, 2015 — News Article

CBC producer Mark Blandford was a pioneer in Canadian television by Fred Langan

Columnist says Mark Blandford was a linguistic and cultural chameleon whose unusual upbringing and talents allowed him to conquer the worlds of television drama in both English and French Canada.

Dec 1, 2015 — Blog Post

The Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

Nine of the eleven current members of the CBC Board of Directors - all of whom have been appointed by Prime Minister Harper - are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.

CBC Board

Nov 30, 2015 — News Article

CBC suspends online comments on indigenous stories

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is temporarily suspending comments on its online stories about indigenous people, after its editors determined that too many comments were being posted that it deemed “off the mark” or “racist.”

Nov 29, 2015 — Blog Post

Toronto Star Letter to the Editor, Re: How best to ensure CBC’s survival

FRIENDS' spokesperson, Ian Morrison, responds to Richard Stursberg's claim that classical music, dance and other arts programming on CBC “muddies its brand.”

Nov 27, 2015 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada releases its second quarterly financial report for 2015-2016

The public broadcasters says CBC/Radio-Canada continues to increase and deepen its engagement with Canadians through a distinctive content offer on TV, radio and digital platforms, both locally and nationally.

Nov 26, 2015 — News Article

CBC Sports connects audiences and athletes by Kaya Firth

CBC Sports has announced and debuted a new vision for the department that focuses closely on Canada’s high-performance athletes.

Nov 26, 2015 — News Article

CBC has proved it can withstand the axe by Konrad Yakabuski

Columnist says if giving the public broadcaster an extra $150-million merely allows it to go back to what it was doing before the Tories came to town, she will only be postponing its demise.

Nov 23, 2015 — News Article

Canadian TV, as we know it, is screwed. For now by John Doyle

Columnist says the layoffs at Bell Media are likely just the start of a radical downsizing in mainstream Canadian TV. and tat what Bell Media did will very likely be done, eventually, by Rogers and Shaw.

Nov 23, 2015 — News Article

Twitter’s Kirstine Stewart — a character with no limits by Jim Coyle

From her unglamorous early gigs to key management roles at CBC and now Twitter, Kirstine Stewart’s drive and trend-spotting talents have made her a media success story.

Nov 23, 2015 — News Article

Audio: Ian Morrison on The Todd Veinotte Show

The Spokesperson for the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting talks about the new Liberal government and its promise to reinstate funding to the CBC.

© The Todd Veinotte Show

Nov 22, 2015 — News Article

NPR is graying, and public radio is worried about it by Paul Farhi

Many of the listeners who grew up with NPR are now reaching retirement age, leaving NPR with a challenge: How can it attract younger and middle-aged audiences — whose numbers are shrinking — to replace them?

Nov 20, 2015 — News Article

Heather Conway, Executive VP, English Services, CBC & Greg O’Brien, Editor and Publisher, Cartt.ca

Heather Conway, executive vice-president of CBC, responsible for English Services, discusses the role of the national public broadcaster in the 1000-channel universe.

Nov 19, 2015 — News Article

The CBC is dying. Here’s how to save it by Richard Stursberg

Former CBC head of English Services says the government needs to begin to move now to ensure that we do not lose the CBC, and with it an important part of ourselves.

Nov 19, 2015 — News Article

CBC exec: I never made harassment complaint to Hubert Lacroix by Kevin Donovan

A top CBC executive has confirmed to colleagues that public broadcaster vice-president Heather Conway apologized to him but says he “never made a harassment complaint” to CBC president Hubert Lacroix.

Nov 18, 2015 — News Article

How Trudeau plans to undo Harper’s legacy, brick by brick by Susan Delacourt

Columnist says nearly every minister has some Conservative handiwork to undo, according to the mandate letters and Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will be reversing funding cuts to the CBC.