The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.Too much emphasis is being placed on codes of conduct to ensure the separation of CanWest Global and CTV’s broadcast and print newsrooms. The more pressing concern should be how much Canadian content ends up on the screens, and how representative is it of the Canadian way of life.  Having different print and television journalists covering a story will not necessarily ensure a "diversity of voices." Just look at Tuesday’s coverage of the CRTC hearings. What did the Globe and Mail write about? CTV and Global’s almost identical codes of basic principles, which committed both networks to maintaining separate news room management structures, and virtual advertising. And what was in the National Post? The code again, and Global’s bid to get a little more advertising on the air during prime time. CBC Radio said much the same thing as did the Canadian Press and the Toronto Star. In the end, it really didn’t matter who covered hearing: the story of the day was the code and advertising. So why shouldn’t CTV and Global, in some cases, be allowed to consolidate resources? After all that’s what other companies are doing. The CBC doesn’t have any print holdings. But it’s recruiting journalists who can multitask and contribute not only to its radio network, but also its web site. And the joke around the Chum studios is that every time it launches a new specialty channel, all it has to do is add a new desk somewhere in the corridor. These multitasking reporters may burn out and this "convergence" model may end up having to be rethought. In any case, if Global television starts sounding too much like the National Post, or TSN starts being replicated in the sports pages of the Globe, people will likely stop subscribing to both. Even if a melding of news does occur in the print and broadcast vehicles of CTV and Global, there are alternatives. Community newspapers. Specialty channels. Campus radio. Trades. Newsletters. Self-published books. Research papers. And of course, that vast resource called the Internet.