CBC Blogging Manifesto: Missing in action?

Anyone remember the CBC Blogging Manifesto? To refresh your memory quickly (edited version):

  1. Use common sense and don’t do anything stupid. Blog to make the CBC better, not to kill it.
  2. Ad hominem attacks should be avoided but disagreeing is expected.
  3. Be brave. Be honest and tell it straight. Talk about new ideas and revive some old ones.
  4. Use audio, video and images fearlessly, but responsibly.
  5. Acknowledge and link to your sources.
  6. Blog wherever and whenever you want, but don’t let it detract from your job.
  7. Eschew advertising. Banner ads are tacky.
  8. During the next strike or lockout, you may feel urged to ignore any or all of these guidelines. Do so at your own risk, knowing that your words can harm yourself, others, and the CBC itself.

Let me just put something out there: We don’t see very many CBC blogs anymore because there isn’t the exigent crisis of the 2005 lockout and because CBC employees work under a climate of fear.

As a fitting example, it took someone who does not work for the Corpse to spring this body from the morgue, warm it up, and get it back online. And half of you hate it.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous
    Posted August 29, 2008 at 9:02 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I think it would be more accurate to say that most CBC employees work under a climate of boredom and stagnancy.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted August 28, 2008 at 8:10 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I have to agree with anonymous #1. I also work for the Ceeb and the last thing I want to do when I get home from work is to write…about…work.

    I’ll settle for the more passive role of just reading about the Ceeb and occasionally commenting.

  3. Fake Ouimet
    Posted August 28, 2008 at 10:11 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Maybe two-thirds. If so, let me paraphrase Tom Cruise: Where’s my minority report?

  4. Anonymous
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 6:40 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Only half?

  5. Anonymous
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 8:54 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I work in the corp, and I don’t work under fear.

    I just don’t have the time to blog about the CBC (and really who cares?). Plus, why would anyone do it, when you seem to be doing it for us.


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