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When Public Broadcasting Fails: Further Thoughts on the Crisis Facing the CBC

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in Articles-Blog | 1 comment

© Wade Rowland 2012 In a continuing debate over public interest media that is fraught with misinformation and misunderstanding, this much is obvious: there is a fundamental distinction to be made between commercial media and public service media, and it has to do with their different goals and purposes. The purpose of public service media is, by definition, to serve the public. Its goal is therefore to discover what public services are needed (or desirable), and provide them. The purpose of commercial media is to make money for their owners and investors; the goal is therefore profit. A...

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