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Ep. 193 - The Summer Dump: This week, CANADALAND revisits a couple of major media stories that, while we've certainly covered, we haven't been able to follow up on to the level to which we'd hoped. At least not on the website, where our News Editor Jonathan Goldsbie makes the ultimate call as to what gets published. In thi...
SHORTCUTS #127 - Shopping Khadr to Fox News: The Conservative Party takes their latest wedge issue to the US media, a Quebec town won't let Muslims bury their dead and Trudeau lays out some hot summer jams.   BuzzFeed's Elamin Abdelmahmoud co-hosts.   Elamin's Twitter: @elamin88
Ep.192 - 15 Years Covering Omar Khadr: When the vitriol started to fly over Omar Khadr's $10.5 million settlement and apology from the government, Michelle Shephard got frustrated with just how much people were getting the basic facts wrong. As national security reporter for the Toronto Star, author of the book Guantanamo's Child and...
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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. 
Government to name industry veteran Ian Scott as new head of the CRTC: The government will name Ian Scott as chairman and Caroline Simard as vice-chair of broadcasting
Ottawa to name industry veteran Ian Scott CRTC chairman by Christine Dobby: After filling the role on an interim basis in June, the federal Department of Heritage has found its permanent candidate and will appoint Ian Scott chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
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Politics at the CBC: You think the politicking is tough at Ottawa City Hall. Ha. You ain’t seen nothing yet.Politics is played at the highest level in the nosebleed executive ranks and in top journo echelons of the CBC.And what’s at stake in those murky areas? Only the most prestigious spot in journalism.Replacing th...
CBC strategies remain stuck in the twentieth century: Change doesn’t seem to come naturally to the cbc, whose strategies remain stuck in the twentieth century. For more than a decade, The National’s ratings have been stagnant, while Canadians’ trust in media has steadily declined. The ‘90s saw an attempt at restructuring the program: the format at t...
Cutbacks at CBC Make Room For Digital Growth: For many Canadians, the CBC is more totem than mere media organization. Decimated by repeated cuts to its government appropriation, the organization has shed a quarter of its workforce — 3,600 jobs — since 2008. Its core TV audience is also aging out, skewing mostly 55-plus. Possibly worst of all...
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CBC Must Abandon Ads And Find New Sources Of Funding: 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 great...
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Stand on Guard for CBC at CRTC hearings: The complete CRTC hearings in Gatineau are available in a video archive at www.cpac.ca. The Stand on Guard for CBC intervention on Monday, November 26, 2012 was made by Bill Bruneau using a video link from Vancouver.  Ours was the last intervention of the day, and Bill was indeed impressive.  ...
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CTV, Global appoint Quebec City bureau chiefs: It’s not just the Quebec government that pushed through some labour deals just before Christmas. This week both CTV and Global filled their vacant Quebec City bureau chief positions. Au revoir Montréal, bonjour Québec! Happy and proud to report I am the new Quebec City Bureau Chief @CTVMontreal. ...
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