This would normally be a column I'd write at the time of Peter Mansbridge's retirement as CBC-TV's national news anchor, but I don't see any point in waiting since he's pretty much retired on-air.
As Chief Theresa Spence ends her six-week hunger strike, it's apparent that activists' actions can make a far-reaching impression. This week at the toolkit, we're reflecting on past activists.
The Canadian Radio League successfully lobbied for Canadian public broadcasting.
The Ontario Liberal government went after the province's teachers, and now they are going after its public broadcaster.
Big audiences come with and without taste. Here's where you start to see Stursberg's real problem. The guy, as Steve Jobs said about Microsoft, simply has no taste.
Richard Stursberg’s memoir of his years in CBC programming raises the question: how did someone so fundamentally out of sympathy with public broadcasting get the job in the first place?
One of the casualties of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's 2012 budget was the CBC. The network faces a 10 percent cut in funding over the next 3 years.
May 7, 2012 to May 8, 2012
The Vogue Theatre
918 Granville StreetV6Z 1L2 Vancouver , BC
Canada49° 16' 48.4176" N, 123° 7' 18.0264" W
British Columbia CA
An interactive event bringing together professionals, experts, media innovators, citizens and more that will add new energy to the CBC and help articulate a fresh vision for public media in Canada.
What is more public: the CBC or the Internet? Maybe what we need is a distinction between public broadcasting, which is a mere matter of who formally owns a network, and public media.
The goal of the Reimagine CBC project is to spark a brainstorm on the future of public media in Canada.