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. :(
More pain in the media sector as Rogers Media cut jobs and shuffled executives this week.
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.”
Kelly Leitch, the wealthy pediatric surgeon turned anti-elitist, would scrap the CBC if she becomes Conservative leader and prime minister.
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 […]
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.
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.