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Nov 12, 2018 — Toronto Star

Echoes of Trump resound at Bernier’s Calgary rally by Gillian Steward

Maxime Bernier tells a Calgary audience that he wants to turn CBC into a subscription service.

Nov 12, 2018 — CMF Trends

Copyright and Content Distributed on Video-sharing Platforms: Where Is Canada At? by Vincent Bergeron

In light of new digital copyright laws passed in Europe, commentators look at the current situation in Canada. 

Nov 9, 2018 — Regina Leader Post

CRTC moves to create internet code of conduct in surprise timing by Emily Jackson

Call for public comment on issues such as contract clarity, bill shock and barriers to switching service providers — but prices, competition, privacy and more will not be addressed

Nov 9, 2018 — Washington Post

Five myths about cable news by Nicole Hemmer

Media professor says that while far more Americans get their news from broadcast networks and local stations than from cable news, Trump’s devotion to cable has elevated the political importance of those networks.

Nov 8, 2018 — The Atlantic

How YouTube’s Algorithm Really Works by Alexis C. Madrigal

Pew Research study looks at how YouTube recommends videos.

Nov 8, 2018 — MediaPost

Netflix Overtakes Live TV As Source Of Favorite Shows by Alex Weprin

Netflix has overtaken live TV as the platform where TV viewers watch their favorite show, according to Hub Research’s 2018 “Conquering Content” study.

Nov 6, 2018 — The Guardian

EU stumbles in plan to levy 3% digital tax on major firms by Jennifer Rankin

Agreement to take action against companies such as Facebook and Google runs into opposition.

Nov 5, 2018 — MediaPost

Viewers 55-64 Deliver Most Screen Attention by Wayne Friedman

In a TV report for the third quarter, older TV viewers gave the greatest “attention” to TV programs and commercials -- and in particular, older women viewers.

Nov 5, 2018 — Global News

Quebec artists still waiting for Netflix investments by Giuseppe Valiante

None of the Quebec-based production companies or unions representing actors, directors or writers contacted by The Canadian Press said they have heard of any French-language movie or television series in development by Netflix in the province.

Nov 5, 2018 — Ottawa Citizen

CBC boss Heather Conway to leave public broadcaster for 'other opportunities'

The woman in charge of CBC’s English-language TV, radio, and online services is leaving the public broadcaster.

Nov 5, 2018 — The Guardian

When newsrooms are dominated by white people, they miss crucial facts by Jelani Cobb

Columnist says that in a time where race has emerged as a central theme in politics, the media has a problem with representation

Nov 5, 2018 — The Guardian

More than a million readers contribute financially to the Guardian by Jim Waterson

More than a million people worldwide have contributed to the Guardian in the last three years, with 500,000 paying to support the publication on an ongoing basis, according to Guardian News and Media’s editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner.

Nov 4, 2018 — Globe & Mail

Jesse Wente on Indigenous stories through a different lens by Kate Taylor

Ojibwe film programmer Jesse Wente is the first director of the newly created Indigenous Screen Office, an initiative launched last year by funding agencies, producers and broadcasters. 

Nov 2, 2018 — Financial Post

Some governments are pushing back against Google’s powerful political influence — but not ours by Richard C. Owens

Law professor says that Google aggressively deploys its vast wealth to make sure that creators get a raw deal.

Nov 2, 2018 — iPolitics

Attacking the media tips the balance against the truth by Paul Adams

Columnist says that Canada's Conservative Party wants to tap into a recent mood of resentment toward elites, which, in most Western countries has been more successfully harnessed by parties of the right than the left.

Nov 1, 2018 — Nautilus

We Need an FDA For Algorithms by Michael Segal

UK mathematician Hannah Fry on the promise and danger of an AI world.

Nov 1, 2018 — Calgary Herald

'It's not a tax': CRTC chair defends proposal for internet providers to contribute to Canadian content by Emily Jackson

CRTC proposal that broadcasters pay less and broadband providers pay 1% of revenue the subject of much debate.

Oct 31, 2018 — Forbes

U.K. Digital Services Tax Introduces New Tech Weapon To Global Trade War by Brian Peccarelli

The U.K has announced its plans for a new 2% tax on local revenue generated by large tech firms like Google, Facebook, and Amazon - making it the largest global economy to aim a federal tax directly at U.S. tech giants.

Oct 31, 2018 — FYI Music News

CRTC Chair Ian Scott Spells Out the Future

Statement by CRTC Chair Ian Scott to the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications on the modernization of Canadian communications legislation.

Oct 31, 2018 — CBC

Speaking notes for Catherine Tait, President and CEO, at the IIC Canada 2018 Conference

CBC president says that "we cannot have a healthy democracy without trust. And trust is in trouble."

Oct 31, 2018 — Timmins Today

Torstar Q3 revenue down 13% as advertisers spend less with newspaper group

Torstar Corp. lost $18.8 million in its third quarter, as the newspaper and digital publisher experienced a 13 per cent decline in revenue led by weaker print advertising.

Oct 31, 2018 — Ottawa Citizen

Online giants should pay their share, CBC head to tell government by Emily Jackson

CBC's president says that global digital giants should be legally required to contribute to Canadian culture and be held to the same standards of accuracy as traditional media.

Oct 31, 2018 — Winnipeg Free Press

CEO tells competitors to stop attacks against CBC by Dylan Robertson

The head of the CBC is telling private-market competitors to back off on attacks against the public broadcaster, saying media need to collaborate on news to undercut the rise of misinformation.

Oct 30, 2018 — Digital TV Europe

UK government moves to tax tech giants by Manori Ravindran

The UK government has called on digital platforms including Facebook and Amazon to “pay their fair share” with a 2% revenue tax.

Oct 30, 2018 — Policy Options

What do Canadians want from their news? by Peter Loewen, Andrew Potter, Benjamin Allen Stevens, Taylor Owen

New report shows that across the political spectrum there is widespread trust in Canadian mainstream news outlets such as the CBC, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and the National Post.

Oct 30, 2018 — Globe & Mail

Is Andrew Scheer itching for his own war with the press? by Gary Mason

With an election a little less than a year away, the Conservatives are revving up the anti-media rhetoric. 

Oct 30, 2018 — Toronto Star

Andrew Scheer’s derivative whine about media persecution by Rick Salutin

Columnist says that Canada's "broadcast media have always been mostly Tory" and that Andrew Scheer's plan to run against the media in next year’s election is inspired by Donald Trump. 

Oct 29, 2018 — La Presse

La presse locale en péril

The reporter provides an update on the media crisis and how it is ravaging local weekly newspapers in Quebec. Through the voice of different players, she highlights the rôle of local media in communities and identifies different aspects of the crisis.

Oct 28, 2018 — Vancouver Sun

The Post couldn't last, we were told from day one — and yet, improbably, it has by Andrew Coyne

Columnist says that "part of the Post’s culture owed to our proprietor, who gave what were essentially a bunch of kids the freedom to create, to take chances, to mess up."

Oct 28, 2018 — iPolitics

Scheer’s promise to ‘stand up’ to media an absurd fundraising ploy by Michael Harris

Columnist asks if the Conservative leader really believes that the way to energize his base is to "attack and demonize the media?"