Tag Archives: CBC News

Patrick McDougall

“I hope I’ve found the right place to congratulate CBC News, Ottawa, for what I witnessed today on the 6 o’clock TV News: A talented young man presenting a report on the University of Ottawa’s plans for land it had devoted to a community vegetable garden.” – Patrick McDougall gives Brian Hicks some props

This just in… “This Sucks.”

This just in… “This Sucks.”

Has anyone been following the CBC.ca “G20 Street Team?” Not only is the name straight out of last century, but this has to be the biggest group of handpicked whiny bitches assembled in recent memory. Every post on the blog adds up to: This Sucks. I’m curious to see if they can keep up this […]

CBC presents apt photographic metaphor for G20 summit

CBC presents apt photographic metaphor for G20 summit

Krista Erickson leaves CBC News

Krista Erickson

After over a decade as a reporter and host, Krista Erickson has decided to leave CBC News. Krista joined CBC in her hometown of Winnipeg in 1999 and worked on a variety of programs including Disclosure, Country Canada, and It’s a Living. She became a reporter in Winnipeg in 2001, again contributing to many programs […]

New CMG Pres shares an unorthodox way out of the hell that is the 4th floor newsroom

New CMG Pres shares an unorthodox way out of the hell that is the 4th floor newsroom

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, […]

The renewal of CBCNews.ca and scurrilous flutter on Twitter

Yesterday we launched the renewal of CBCNews.ca with a series of discussions with staff across the country. There was genuine excitement about the direction, which is about better serving our audiences. There were also constructive questions expressing a need for more detail, and expressing fear and some concerns about change. The questions were totally appropriate […]

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 […]

NOTE TO STAFF – Management Changes at CBC News

It’s now been about five months since we launched our new programming under CBC News Renewal. First of all, I want to thank you all for your commitment and hard work as we continue to build our new programs, structures and processes. We’ve enjoyed some significant successes and despite the inevitable bumps along the road, […]

CBC News managers get new job descriptions

As reported by (and to) CBC News: CBC News says it has made organizational changes meant to improve operations as part of an ongoing news renewal process. I mean really now, shouldn’t CBC News be reporting on something else besides this? Is the Canadian public dying to know that “Heaton Dyer, formerly senior director of […]

Cumulative earlistenery

Richard Stursberg

The CBC intends to aggressively push its content onto multiple digital platforms by negotiating deals with the cable and satellite companies while building on partnerships with the major digital players like iTunes and Google. Or so Inside The CBC tells us was discussed, at some point in time, at an undisclosed location, by a jowly […]

Hold a camera, ask a question

Hold a camera, ask a question

(full version) The CBC News, somewhat less than state-of-the-art coverage of the big, bad internet. “So let me ask you this. Tony, on camera, and I have, combined, 50 years experience in media. Do you think it’s possible that user-generated content, (is) something that can compete with what we do?” ~ Jennifer Hollett, talking head, […]

Phukka!

… from June 2009, CBC, please give this translator her own program immediately. Thank you.