Posts Tagged "public service broadcasting"

Letter from Former CBC Board of Director Members to Current CBC Board

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here is the complete text of the open letter to current CBC Directors from nine former members of the Board of Directors, released July 13, 2014. Note: I had no role in the origination or composition of the letter, or in the soliciting of signatories. I am publishing it here simply to make it as widely available as possible. –wr July 14, 2014 Monsieur Rémi Racine, Chairman Board of Directors, CBC/Radio Canada CBC 181 Queen Street C.P. 3220, succ. « C » Ottawa (Ontario) K1Y 1E4 Re » Future of CBC/Radio Canada Dear Mr. Racine, We the undersigned, former members of the Board of...

Read More

How a Strong CBC Can Help Our Private Broadcasters

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How a Strong CBC Can Help Our Private Broadcasters

New research on the impact of national public broadcasters has the potential to inject a fresh theme into the ongoing discussions in this country around what to do about the struggling CBC/Radio-Canada. The first of two recent studies draws on a wide range of data from 14 countries world-wide, and was pulled together for the BBC by U.K.-based Inflection Point research group. It was designed to test competing theories about public service broadcasting frequently heard in debates over the relevance of these services, here in Canada, and around the world. One is that public broadcasters,...

Read More

Commercial sponsorship and the news: can they be compatible on CBC?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Commercial sponsorship and the news: can they be compatible on CBC?

© 2012 by Wade Rowland In 2009 CBC television news, under prodding by the then-VP for English language programming Richard Stursberg, completely revamped its on-air appearance. The set for the flagship evening newscast The National went from a traditional desk and over-the-shoulder graphic arrangement to something borrowed from Star Trek: the Next Generation. What was intended to become a familiar stable of correspondents was selected and groomed to provide a more stylish and animated approach to their on-camera presentation. What had previously been an occasional use of faked throws from...

Read More