Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Painful choices loom for CBC

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 […]

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Mon, February 13 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Painful choices loom for CBC

Doyle detects an agenda at the Corpse

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.

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Tue, December 7 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Doyle detects an agenda at the Corpse

The new CBC.ca is here! The new CBC.ca is here!

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 […]

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Thu, November 25 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on The new CBC.ca is here! The new CBC.ca is here!

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 on The populist CBC

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 on Former CBC Radio manager on L’Affaire Budd

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 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.

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Mon, March 29 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Barbara Budd leaving ‘As It Happens’

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 on Jane Chalmers leaves CBC Radio

The CBC Facebook project got hijacked. This is a surprise?

Globeandmail.com 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 on The CBC Facebook project got hijacked. This is a surprise?

‘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 on ‘Now’ writer takes hard shot at Strombo