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CBC ‘dimmer star’ in media landscape, conservative event hears

Media | 02/27/2017 6:15 pm EST

OTTAWA — When talking about CBC/Radio-Canada’s role in the media landscape, the public broadcaster is a “pygmy amongst giants,” and more focus should be aimed at large telecom companies, Dwayne Winseck argued Saturday during a debate about whether to “pull the plug” on the CBC. “Over the last three decades, the CBC has actually become a much dimmer star against a much bigger media universe,” Winseck, a Carleton University...

CBC, Facebook digital ad sales hurting newspapers, committee hears

telecom | 11/18/2016 10:15 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Canadian government should review its mandate for CBC/Radio-Canada in light of the national broadcaster and foreign digital competitors taking away ad dollars from local newspapers, individuals representing the latter told the House of Commons standing committee on Canadian Heritage Thursday.  The committee heard from four different local newspapers and groups, including the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta, the Neepawa Banner, Northern...