CBC staff got more grim details today about the extent of cutbacks at the public broadcaster. I “storified” some reaction.
As part of coping with a $115-million funding cut, the CBC will be eliminating 650 jobs over the next three years, the public broadcaster announced Wednesday.
Back in the 1990s, the painful job cuts the CBC went through were referred to as a “hollowing out,” if I remember correctly. Outwardly, things seemed the same, but inside, the core was gone from the tree. If the Conservative government forces a 10 per cent cut on the CBC in a bid to rein [...]
Globe and Mail TV critic John Doyle thinks he’s found a pattern at the CBC, with its tolerance of hockey commentator Don Cherry’s forays into politics and the right-wing tilt of business “dragon” Kevin O’Leary.
Check it out at CBC.ca. This new design is much cleaner and more compact. There’s a minor gateway to user-generated content. As one whistle, it offered a link to live coverage of World Cup two-man bobsleigh racing from Whistler, B.C. But for the most part, not much news video evident. If you want to go on [...]
This caught my eye in a Ryerson Review of Journalism article on the challenges facing CBC News.
Jeffrey Dvorkin, a one-time managing editor and chief journalist of CBC Radio, offers his thoughts on the Corpse’s big strategic idea to replace announcers with journalists.
Last night, Barbara Budd, the longtime co-host of CBC Radio One’s As It Happens, said she was leaving the show on April 30. And then it came out today that it wasn’t her decision.
From TheStar.com: Barbara Budd, longtime co-host of CBC Radio One’s nightly telephone call-out news magazine As it Happens, is calling it quits.
Jane Chalmers is stepping down as vice-president of CBC Radio, leaving expanded local programming as her main legacy.