Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Leader-Post, StarPhoenix vets take their leave

This week ended with eight veteran Regina Leader-Post journalists and nine from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix taking buyouts and going out into the cold unknown. The L-Pers are all from my generation of employees (I left in the 1996 downsizing). Bummer. :(

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Fri, December 2 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Leader-Post, StarPhoenix vets take their leave

87 jobs lost in restructuring at Rogers Media

More pain in the media sector as Rogers Media cut jobs and shuffled executives this week.

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Wed, November 30 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on 87 jobs lost in restructuring at Rogers Media

CBC wants $400M to go ad-free

Lede: “CBC/Radio Canada has submitted a position paper to the federal government proposing the public broadcaster move to an ad-free model, similar to the one used to pay for the BBC in the United Kingdom, at a cost of about $400 million in additional funding.”

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Mon, November 28 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on CBC wants $400M to go ad-free

Tory leadership hopeful wants to scrap the CBC

Kelly Leitch, the wealthy pediatric surgeon turned anti-elitist, would scrap the CBC if she becomes Conservative leader and prime minister.

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Thu, November 24 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Tory leadership hopeful wants to scrap the CBC

Postmedia finds spare change under couch for top executives

When we last checked in with Postmedia, Canada’s largest newspaper company was looking to cut an additional 20 per cent from salary costs, mainly due to a disastrous plunge in print advertising revenues. That’s why it’s heartening to know, in this month before Christmas, that the company managed to find $2.3 million in bonuses for […]

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Wed, November 23 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Postmedia finds spare change under couch for top executives

A day inside a pro-Trump fake news site

The creators of LibertyWritersNews.com know their audience loves U.S. president-elect Donald Trump and hates President Barack Obama. So they give them what they want.

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Sun, November 20 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on A day inside a pro-Trump fake news site

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