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The Uber-ization Of Journalism Is Failing Canadians

Jeffrey Dvorkin | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Dvorkin

Media managers are wondering what went wrong. They are asking why journalism doesn't pay any more. If the solutions are hard to discern, they have only to look at the technology they so eagerly embrace. It's the digital technology. It has spread throughout many industries including journalism, like a virus.

CBC Must Abandon Ads And Find New Sources Of Funding

Barry Kiefl | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

CBC has boasted that 50 per cent of the cost of its TV services is paid for by advertising revenue. No more. In the year ending August 2015, CBC English TV ad revenue fell off a cliff and was barely $100 million, well under 20 per cent of TV revenues. Funding from taxpayers is now four times greater than ad revenues.

'Unacceptable' That Liberals May Not Increase CBC Budget: Mulcair

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The government promised to raise the CBC's budget by $150 million.

The Liberals Must Act To Save Canada's Struggling Newsrooms

Jerry Dias | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

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.

CBC's 'Power & Politics' Has A New Permanent Host

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business

Broadcaster aims to put Evan Solomon controversy behind it.

Toronto Star Scraps Comment Section, Ironically Stirs Debate

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Business

Say goodbye to spam and flame wars.

CBC Is Threatening Its Future By Mixing Journalism And Opinion

Frank Koller | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Business
Frank Koller

These comments, these opinions, by CBC journalists unequivocally violate CBC's long-standing, public and incredibly clearly-written policy statement that its journalists and the organization itself must not take any positions on issues in the public life of the country. CBC's senior news managers need to get serious about this.

Feds Cleared CBC Of Labour Wrongdoing In Wake Of Ghomeshi Scandal

CP | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show that federal government investigators found the CBC didn't break any labour laws months before a critical r...

News Reports On Trump Shouldn't Include Personal Opinions

Frank Koller | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Frank Koller

What's worrisome here is that more and more often, CBC journalists are being asked to offer their personal takes (called analysis pieces) on stories they regularly cover. And more and more often, these analysis pieces seem to be venturing into what can only be described as personal opinion.

Could Things Finally Be Looking Up For The CBC?

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Business

Many observers seem to think so.

We Can't Let Our Veterans' Stories Die

Robb Lucy | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Living
Robb Lucy

I watched CBC TV's coverage of Remembrance Day on Parliament Hill Wednesday. Several vets in their late 80s and early 90s told some of their stories. But in a few years, millions of untold stories about our fathers, grandfathers or great grandfathers, will be gone. And simply because we didn't ask to hear them.

Anonymous Caller Pledges $250K To Syrian Refugee Program

CBC | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Impact

"...leading by example is one of the most important things that we can do as residents in this great city, and this gentleman did it selflessly."

6 Career Lessons From A Twitter Executive

Lina Duque | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

When Kirstine Stewart joined Twitter two years ago to build their Canadian business, she went from being a high-profile TV executive to the first empl...

CBC Wins Olympic Broadcast Rights

CP | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The CBC will continue to be Canada's official Olympic broadcaster through 2024. The public broadcaster says it has nabbed the broadcast r...

Amanda Lang Out At CBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Business

Amanda Lang is parting ways with the CBC less than a year after a series of controversies surrounded the host of “The Exchange.” In an email to...

Stephen Harper and the Death of Canadian Culture

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Hadani Ditmars

In light of recent announcements that the current government plans to sell off the CBC buildings across this land -- the very art of cultural commentary might not be long for this nation. As Harper slowly dismantles every political and cultural institution intrinsic to the Canadian way of life I wonder -- will the future Joni Mitchells, Leonard Cohens and Neil Youngs be left to fend for themselves?

'My Internship In Canada' is a CIFF 2015 Must-See

Shannon McClennan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

My Internship in Canada focuses on the experiences of Souverain Pascal, recently arrived from Haiti on a mission to secure an internship in Canadian federal politics. Souverain receives a single response from Independent Member of Parliament, Steve Guibord. Souverain is thrust into the deep end when MP Guibord -- through a series of unlikely and surprising events -- holds the deciding vote in whether Canada will send troops to support the looming war.

Harper: CBC's Problems Due To Its Ratings, Not Government Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says the CBC's budget troubles aren't due to any government cuts to the national broadcaster, but rather because of its low ratings.

Canada Must Be a Nation That Supports Arts and Culture

Stéphane Dion | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Stéphane Dion

In Canada, arts and culture are at a crossroads. They can either move forward or backward, depending on the choices we make. For them to move forward, it will be more than ever necessary for the federal government to play a leading role. The Liberals, under Justin Trudeau's leadership, are determined to make Canada, more than ever, a place where cultural expression is created and enjoyed whatever its roots, foreign or domestic.

Every CBC Building A Candidate To Be Sold: Real Estate Boss

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Business

"Can we get more efficient in our usage of space (if) we can compress in less square footage? That's exactly the exercise we're in right now."

CBC Plan To Sell All Of Its Property 'Makes No Sense': Union

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business

"The decision to close down production centres is of great concern for our members as it should be for all Canadians."

CBC President: ‘We Risk Being Boiled To Death'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Business

The president of CBC/Radio-Canada says public broadcasters are caught in a “vicious circle” of budget cuts and service reductions that threaten th...

Why Is CBC TV So Consumed With Sports Broadcasting?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

Some would say, so what, it's the best the CBC can do in an era of shrinking budgets and audience fragmentation. Besides, that's what the audience wants. True, people love sports but has CBC ever asked the audience if all the sports programming could be found on other channels, would they prefer a CBC focused more on quality drama and entertainment?

Corporate Tax Cuts Have Made Canada a Poorer Country

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

Canada does not follow the U.S. in spending astronomical amounts of funds to develop and purchase weapons and use them in wars. Our health care expense is way lower than that of the U.S. The U.S. spends about 17 per cent of its GDP on health care, whereas the Canada medical share is around 11 per cent. So where has the Canadian government's money gone?

The CBC Should Be a Top Election Issue for Canadians

Wade Rowland | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

Canadians of all political stripes have voiced their overwhelming support for the public broadcaster. But the voices of advocates are all but absent from mainstream media. Unless the parties themselves and their leaders are prepared to engage in open, competitive debate on the future of our public broadcaster -- our single most important cultural institution -- there is no hope of anything more than the minimal measures of support being offered in the Liberal and NDP platforms from being realized. And the Conservatives will continue to dream of dismantling the institution which has for generations appealed to our better angels, and done so much to make us who we are.