Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

The new is here! The new is here!

Check it out at 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 […]

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Thu, November 25 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

The populist CBC

This caught my eye in a Ryerson Review of Journalism article on the challenges facing CBC News.

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Tue, June 8 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Former CBC Radio manager on L’Affaire Budd

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.

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Thu, April 1 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

CBC pushed Barbara Budd out? WTF?!?!

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.

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Tue, March 30 2010 » Main Page, Media » 2 Comments

Barbara Budd leaving ‘As It Happens’

From Barbara Budd, longtime co-host of CBC Radio One’s nightly telephone call-out news magazine As it Happens, is calling it quits.

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Mon, March 29 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Jane Chalmers leaves CBC Radio

Jane Chalmers is stepping down as vice-president of CBC Radio, leaving expanded local programming as her main legacy.

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Sat, November 3 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

The CBC Facebook project got hijacked. This is a surprise? posted a CP story about how the CBC/Facebook wish list project got hijacked by special interest groups (something the blogosphere has noted for some time).

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Thu, June 28 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

‘Now’ writer takes hard shot at Strombo

Barrett Hooper sayeth: “The Hour’s weak and whiny host can’t sustain CBC’s hipster entry.” Ouch. :)

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Fri, November 3 2006 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

The CBC: No broadcasting experience required in the exec suites?

Zerby quotes from a CMG newsletter issued Thursday that three of the top executives at the CBC have no real hands-on experience in the creative, journalistic or technical ends of the public broadcaster.

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Thu, September 1 2005 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Hey Strombo fans: I’ve got your candy

Eye had a contributor opine on CBC Newsworld’s The Hour. He was not that complimentary. An excerpt from Adam Nayman’s piece:

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Tue, February 15 2005 » Main Page, Media » 8 Comments