Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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CBC wants $400M to go ad-free

Lede: “CBC/Radio Canada has submitted a position paper to the federal government proposing the public broadcaster move to an ad-free model, similar to the one used to pay for the BBC in the United Kingdom, at a cost of about $400 million in additional funding.”

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Mon, November 28 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on CBC wants $400M to go ad-free

Tory leadership hopeful wants to scrap the CBC

Kelly Leitch, the wealthy pediatric surgeon turned anti-elitist, would scrap the CBC if she becomes Conservative leader and prime minister.

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Thu, November 24 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Tory leadership hopeful wants to scrap the CBC

Canadian news industry pushes back against CBC’s digital growth

Lede: “Private media companies are decrying the CBC’s growing presence on the Internet and in the digital advertising market, calling on Ottawa to rein in the Crown corporation in order to salvage the production of local news and investigative journalism across the country.

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Tue, November 15 2016 » Media, Minutiae » Comments Off on Canadian news industry pushes back against CBC’s digital growth

Let the Mansbridge replacement sweepstakes begin

At the very end of his Monday night newscast, CBC TV’s Peter Mansbridge told The National’s audience that he would be stepping down from his job on July 1, 2017 — making it an almost 30-year run. Now, the big question becomes, who and what is next for the CBC?

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Tue, September 6 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Let the Mansbridge replacement sweepstakes begin

‘CBC indigenous staff read real comments from CBCNews.ca’

This post (“CBC indigenous staff read real comments from CBCNews.ca“) is an attempt to give some flavour to the debate over closing down comments on CBCNews.ca stories about indigenous topics: … We wanted to share with the public the kinds of comments that have been posted on our news websites, so you — our audience — can […]

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Fri, December 4 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on ‘CBC indigenous staff read real comments from CBCNews.ca’

CBC temporarily suspends comments for online indigenous stories

They’ve got to find a way to squeeze the racists out. Good luck to them.

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Mon, November 30 2015 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » 1 Comment

New Heritage Minister promises CBC new funding

Melanie Joly, appointed Wednesday as heritage minister, said Thurday that more money is coming for arts and culture. She specifically named the CBC. Funding for Radio-Canada and the CBC will be boosted by $150 million, which more than offsets the $115 million the previous Conservative government cut over a three-year period. More details at this […]

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Thu, November 5 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on New Heritage Minister promises CBC new funding

Evan Solomon sacked by CBC over secret art dealings

Evan Solomon had one of the top jobs in Canadian political journalism: He hosted both CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, and the House, CBC Radio One’s Saturday morning politics show. All that came crashing down late Tuesday afternoon as CBC decided to fire him for his moonlighting job — taking a secret cut of […]

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Tue, June 9 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Evan Solomon sacked by CBC over secret art dealings

CBC announces regional cuts in local news

The CBC is cutting 244 jobs, including 144 from English language services, while planning to add positions in digital.

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Thu, March 26 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on CBC announces regional cuts in local news

A little less gravy for star CBC on-air personalities

From the Globe and Mail: The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is banning all outside paid appearances by its on-air journalists, after almost a year of controversy over allegations of potential conflicts-of-interest.

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Thu, January 22 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on A little less gravy for star CBC on-air personalities