Tag Archives: CBC News Network

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 […]

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 […]

CBC News is a No-Brainer

CBC News is a No-Brainer

if you were to tune in randomly to the noon news on CBC News Network, what would it reveal about the current state of journalism and priorities of the CBC … First, a straight-forward broadcast that puts real news first. That would be the BBC. Meanwhile, the CBC continues on its witless path toward irrelevance […]

Howard Bernstein

“The Canadian news channels have to share a small band of Canadian reporters and a ludicrously tiny few international reporters with the main network they are attached to. If a story breaks anywhere outside of Canada they are ill prepared at best and hopelessly over matched as a rule. When Haiti broke did anyone tune […]

A Transparent Hype

Four months later, News Network still touts itself as new and improved. As compared to  it’s more obvious condition,”not much better”. The promo they run has images and words flying by quickly to convey urgency and drama. Also behind the scenes pictures of the photo shoot for the announcers’ glossy stills for web pages and […]

Manufacturing Boredom

Manufacturing Boredom

It’s more than lies and spin that can control a nation. It can be done by omission. By what’s not being said. The Hour and re-branding of Newsworld has been shown to be empty heroics, and resulted in both a dumbing down and slowing down of any vitality and daring in news coverage and broadcast […]

CBC News Network not even trying at historic national moment

CBC News Network not even trying at historic national moment

As the country went wild with jubilation, CBC News had nothing. Not even the smallest effort to be part of the excitement. A giant expensive broadcasting facility in Vancouver sat idle. No man-in-the-street interviews, no commentary, nothing LIVE from Vancouver or anywhere. In fact it seemed as if the CBC went out of its way […]

From Daft To Deft

From Daft To Deft

It’s a bit stunning actually, for a channel that’s been virtually comatose since its inception, even after an expensive and failed re-branding. In a scoop by insidecbc.com, CBCNN announces that The Lang & O’Leary Exchange is being expanded to a full hour. Even better, it’s moving to a time slot where people might actually be […]

Natural Woman

Gotta love Suhana Marchand. She’s such an informal news anchor, and yet so easily trusted and liked. As if she were your next door neighbour and best friend. Without pretence or urgency she often puts the news in perspective with simple common sense. One of the few redeeming aspects of the dull-as-watching-paint-dry CBC News Network. […]

Life or No Life

A lighthearted exchange about playing Secret Santa over the internet, from CBC Montreal.

Near and Far

Near and Far

Somehow, viewers are expected to understand why reports are sometimes shouted from a distance while at other times there’s table service.

Air Farce launch surprise attack!

Air Farce launch surprise attack!

The once campy and innocent Royal Canadian Air Farce initiated a friendly fire attack campaign on its colleagues of the CBC. Under the guise of a pre-tape for their New Years Eve chucklefest the event quickly became a throwdown with its tight-wad overlords of English TV. Targets included the always cuddly VP Richard Stursberg, the mortally wounded CBC News HUB, […]

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From the Mercer Report on YouTube. Comment from skinnydipper08: “I can’t wait until the CBC interviews Rick Hansen.”

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