Rogers Communication’s foray into the world of 24 hour local TV news has ended after 20 months.
A New York Times article asks whether Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame is to our times what CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow was to the news media of the 1950s. My tweeted response? Jon Stewart has his Murrow-esque moments mainly when he abandons his comedic persona & plays a journalist on TV.
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.
From CP via CTV.ca (posted Nov. 30): Veteran newspaper columnist Don Martin has been named the new host of CTV News Channel’s political flagship show “Power Play.” Martin joins the network with three decades of experience covering municipal, provincial and federal politics for the National Post and Calgary Herald. He takes over from veteran host [...]
From CTV.ca: Robert Hurst, the president of CTV News and Current Affairs, is leaving the network after 38 illustrious years.
From CP via CTV.ca (posted Nov. 26): Canadians are about to get a third 24-hour English-language cable news channel, and it’s one that plans to shake up the industry. The CRTC has approved a five-year licence for Sun TV news service — referred to by critics as Fox News North — to go into direct [...]
Ah, who knows? But NBC’s Mark Lukasiewicz told a Canadian Journalism Foundation event that there will always be a demand for good visual story-telling — it just might not pay as well as it did before.
No criminal charges over Kory Teneycke’s boyish games involving the Avaaz.org poll, and what a whopper of a poorly-reported story by the Guardian on “Fox News North.”
The NYT’s David Carr had a lengthy feature on the culture of senior management of the Tribune Co. after real estate mogul Samuel Zell bought the media company with other people’s money.