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.
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.
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.”
BBC media correspondent David Sillito takes a look at some of the media forces that helped create Donald Trump.
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.
As print revenues continue their steep decline, Postmedia announced it wants to reduce salary costs by a further 20 per cent.
John Honderich, chairman of the board at Torstar, addressed a parliamentary committee and told them how shrinking advertising revenues are decimating newsrooms in Canada.
The Globe and Mail announced a voluntary separation package aiming to induce 40 staffers to leave the company as it struggles with economic headwinds.
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.
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?