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CP

Problem Facing Canadian Media Goes Beyond Loss Of Canada AM

Bell Media's brusque announcement that it is killing Canada AM represents more than the loss of a morning news and current affairs program with a 40-year legacy. It is further evidence that private television, now in the hands of a clutch of corporate behemoths, is no longer in the business of serving the public interest.
CP

The Liberals Must Act To Save Canada's Struggling Newsrooms

At a time when our consumption of the news is at an all-time high, the very institutions at the heart of our news media are in crisis -- and demanding the attention of our political leaders. Postmedia combined newsrooms in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in a move that not only saw many talented and dedicated journalists pushed out the door, but also saw distinctive voices quieted.
CHCH

81 Laid-Off CHCH Staffers Get New Job Offers

About half of the CHCH reporters, on-air personalities and other staff who were suddenly laid off Friday are mulling job offers this weekend before a new, smaller team begins work again on Monday. Ka...
CHCH

Ontario TV Station Shows Porn .. Again

Some Ontario viewers who tuned in to CHCH television Wednesday are reporting they were greeted with a graphic adult sex scene. CHCH and its parent company Channel Zero have investigated, and say the...
CBC

The CBC Should Not Allow Rex Murphy's Two Personalities

In management's view, Rex (one and two) is in such complete control of his perceptions and biases that he can switch from one personality to the other while walking from a radio studio on the third floor of the Broadcast Centre in Toronto to a TV studio on the fifth or to his kitchen to write a column for the National Post. That is obviously impossible, although convenient wishful thinking for CBC executives stuck in a pickle of their own making.