Posts by Tea Makers operative Ouimet

Editor, publisher, factual entertainer.

The Tea Makers 2005-2010

The Tea Makers 2005-2010

Hitler learns of Stursberg’s dismissal

Happy Birthday, Tea Makers

Happy Birthday, Tea Makers

The Tea Makers is 5 years old today.

The post-Burman CBC

The Ryerson Review of Journalism is writing about the CBC again. This time in a bit called: “Beyond Repair.” It covers familiar ground, particularly for longterm Tea Makers readers. In fact, it’s hard to believe that anyone besides a Tea Makers reader would want to glance at this thing. Magid’s role is downplayed. Ian Morrison […]

F.U. silos

F.U. silos

Regular readers of this site know we opened the Truth Farm late last year to great fanfare. There’s a lot of things to love about the Truth Farm. Some things are frustrating. All of them were pointed out to me at The Tea Makers party. One truth about the Truth Farm is that it’s built on […]

The Tea Makers party: A postmortem

The Tea Makers party: A postmortem

What a forlorn douchebag like Joe Clark has a hard time understanding is that even online, promises are your word and bond and need to be honored at all costs. That and the fact that writing under your own name doesn’t automatically make you in possession of couth or instill respect. So it goes that […]

BL@KBIRD

“Replace Mansbridge with that dashing elfin metrosexual, Ian Capstick. The man exudes CBC Toronto style.” – BL@KBIRD on Small Dead Animals

Why we leak

Why we leak

I want to take a minute to talk about some ‘dispiriting’ survey results that were leaked last night. First off I take full responsibility for the leak, as I was the one who did the leaking. Or rather, someone gave them to me, and I put them online. Why did I do it? Quite frankly, […]

Trouble in the HUB

Trouble in the HUB

So just what is the CBC News HUB? Well, one thing it is is a way for CBC News to allocate resources to journalists. Say you need an interview for a story you’re doing. You would submit your needs to the HUB and content would be doled to you in priority. Who knows, you might […]

Leveraging the power of online media

An exchange between Kris Krug, new media visionary in his own mind, and Steve Billinger, new media manager of the CBC, at some kind of new media fest: Krug: “What are some of the factors unique to Canada in the digital media landscape?” Billinger: “It’s highly regulated, there’s no money, and people don’t like to […]

Jeffrey Dvorkin

“Sources (digne de foi, as they say in Quebec) tell me that Trina and Peter found their board colleagues to be trying – deeply disinterested in and unfamiliar with public broadcasting values. It must have been a very frustrating tenure.” – Jeffrey Dvorkin, CBC Board to Get New Blood

The Year In Review

2009 is nearly done, and depending on where you were standing in the CBC, it was a great one or a miserable one. It was a great year for the writers of press releases, for example. Kids who got bumped from their jobs were a bit bitter. Steven and Chris came out even.

The Tea Makers shutters print, broadcast divisions, goes online-only

Old Farmers’ Tea Makers now available in stylus, Etch-a-Sketch, Lite-Brite, Kindle

NPR, CBC Radio, factual entertainment and the maggot

2 chums have a civil exchange concerning the nature of public broadcasting.

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