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Bannon’s journey from Breitbart to White House

Media writer Simon Houpt profiles Stephen Bannon, the one-time executive chair of the right-wing Breitbart News turned most powerful adviser to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.

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Sat, November 19 2016 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Bannon’s journey from Breitbart to White House

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

Breitbart in growth mode after Trump’s election triumph

Lede: “There is talk of Breitbart bureaus opening in Paris, Berlin and Cairo, spots where the populist right is on the rise. A bigger newsroom is coming in Washington, the better to cover a president-elect whose candidacy it embraced.”

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Sun, November 13 2016 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Breitbart in growth mode after Trump’s election triumph

Alt-right, social media helped create Donald Trump

BBC media correspondent David Sillito takes a look at some of the media forces that helped create Donald Trump.

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Sun, November 13 2016 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Alt-right, social media helped create Donald Trump

Twilight looming for Around The Web advertisements?

These tacky excuses for ads may be heading for the revenue ideas boneyard as publishers start to calculate the effect of them on their own brand.

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Sun, October 30 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Twilight looming for Around The Web advertisements?

Postmedia looks to save further 20 per cent on salary costs

As print revenues continue their steep decline, Postmedia announced it wants to reduce salary costs by a further 20 per cent.

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Thu, October 20 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Postmedia looks to save further 20 per cent on salary costs

Torstar honcho warns of business crisis in Canadian newsrooms

John Honderich, chairman of the board at Torstar, addressed a parliamentary committee and told them how shrinking advertising revenues are decimating newsrooms in Canada.

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Thu, September 29 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Torstar honcho warns of business crisis in Canadian newsrooms

Globe and Mail looks to reduce head count by 40

The Globe and Mail announced a voluntary separation package aiming to induce 40 staffers to leave the company as it struggles with economic headwinds.

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Thu, September 8 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Globe and Mail looks to reduce head count by 40

Globe and Mail to downsize by about 40 employees

Globe and Mail employees at a town hall meeting heard publisher Philip Crawley say he wants to cut the company-wide head count by about 40 through voluntary separation agreements. If 40 people didn’t step forward, layoffs were possible.

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Thu, September 8 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Globe and Mail to downsize by about 40 employees

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