Posts by Tea Makers operative Jerome

Providence protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America. How do we go about getting the CBC signed up for this?

Have you read Jeffrey Dvorkin’s essay in yesterday’s Globe? You should. A former managing editor of CBC Radio, and ombudsman at NPR, Dvorkin, floats the idea that CBC consider abandoning commercial advertising in favour of direct audience financial support. That’s right… the dreaded funding drives. While I’m not confidant that this approach would fly in […]

Let them eat cake or: How I learned to love a good old fashioned shit sandwich

“On the compensation front, executive salaries are being frozen at 2008 levels for 2009-2010. Potential bonus payouts for executives in 2009-2010 will be reduced by 50 percent. This means that the compensation for each of our eighty or so top managers will on average be reduced by 10 to 20 percent next year. I thought […]

The Perfect Storm

Last night I paid a visit to the “about” page for our board of directors. No doubt, they are all fine people who have excelled in their fields. But what CBC is facing right now is a perfect storm, and I’m not sure they’re prepared, or even qualified, to make the choices CBC needs to […]

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