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Aug 23, 2017 — News Article

What CBC Radio Gets Right by Siobhan Özege

Columnist says not everything outside current affairs is frivolous or misguided - stories bring us together, too.

Aug 18, 2017 — News Article

Cancon television regulations need updating in the age of streaming by Kate Taylor

Columnist says the Heritage Minister has now reset the clock on a major decision for Liberal appointee Ian Scott, who starts as CRTC Chairman in September.

Aug 16, 2017 — News Article


CBC releases it's Fall 2017 broadcasting lineup.

Aug 14, 2017 — News Article

The Herald strike is over. Now the hard part begins by Stephen Kimber

At the culmination of the Chronicle Herald strike, columnist says there are no winners after 26 journalists are laid off.

Aug 14, 2017 — News Article

CBC’s downsizing sets stage for growing ad agency Bensimon Byrne by Wallace Immen

CBC has sold at least nine of its former buildings in cities including Halifax and Windsor, shedding about 400,000 square feet, or 10 per cent, of the corporation’s overall space. Those facilities were moved to smaller leased spaces.

Aug 10, 2017 — News Article

CBC Comedy is the worst crime against humour this country has ever committed by Tristin Hopper

Columnist says CBC Comedy’s social media accounts are embarrassingly devoid of attention.

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 3, 2017 — News Article

It's going to take more than new anchors to fix the drifting CBC by Michael Harris

Columnist says the only thing that can fix the public broadcaster at this stage is a lot of “For Sale” signs, massive creativity and engagement from independent producers, and emptying CBC Headquarters.

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 31, 2017 — News Article

The CRTC has renewed CBC’s television and radio licenses to just Aug. 31, 2019

The commission says with the term of current CBC president and CEO Hubert Lacroix set to end in December, and a number of positions on the CBC board of directors vacant, the decision will allow the new president and board to have a material impact on the CBC’s licence renewal plans.

Jul 28, 2017 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada sells building for $42 million

CBC/Radio-Canada has signed agreements to sell its existing building and the western portion of its lot to real estate developer Groupe Mach for $42 million.

Jul 27, 2017 — News Article

NPR is reinventing itself. Here’s how it could change for the better. by Melody Kramer

NPR’s editorial director and senior vice president for news, Michael Oreskes, outlined a plan at the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) to “roll out a regional hub system” that would help connect stations with each other, make it easier for them to share their expertise with each other, “wipe out the lines between NPR and the member stations” — and get more local stories aired nationally.

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 13, 2017 — News Article

Diversity on TV improving but Indigenous people still 'virtually invisible,' study says by Brian Platt and Stuart Thomson

Columnist says Canadian television has been getting better at representing the country’s cultural diversity, according to a government-commissioned study — except when it comes to Indigenous people, who remain “virtually invisible on Canadian networks.”

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.