No clear answer

Did someone say “transparent”?

The anchor desks are now see-through.
The incompetence of management is obvious, and on full display.
But other than that, in what way is the CBC News now “more transparent”?




  1. Anonymous
    Posted November 9, 2009 at 7:09 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Allan, will you shut up about the “unfair assignment” of Krista Erickson?
    She broke a major rule of ethics and journalism. But, for some reason she’s exempt from the accountability you’re blathering on about here. Only the CBC and you seem to think she should be exempt. Everyone else is pretty much mortified and embarassed by her.

  2. jsmith
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 9:18 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    and where is your “accountability”…those who can do…those who can’t bitch…this isn’t the environment or health care…it’s friggin television – get over it.


  3. Anonymous
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I’ve noticed how The National is talking to its own reporters about how they did their story, which is pretty cool.

    • Allan
      Posted November 7, 2009 at 11:34 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Ok. As rare as that is, it does qualify as transparency. But I think that’s more an example of transparency lite. Safe, comfortable, and only telling, still, what the CBC will allow you to know about itself and its methods.
      My view is that genuine transparency is in tandem with accountability, where it is an outside and unedited force that asks the questions and is responded to with courage and openness.
      A transparency that is no more than a gimmick to add entertainment value is merely an expansion of the show business of news.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 3:19 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Greater discussion of journalistic process.

    • Allanjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted November 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      … took place when Krista Erickson got unfairly re-assigned.
      And never since.

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