Our specialty is the intersection of business, technology, and government, with a special focus on the regulatory sphere. We provide daily coverage of breaking news and longer-form features about the wireless, wireline, broadcast and streaming sectors, as well as digital advertising, privacy, copyright and other Internet-related issues.
The Wire Report publishes exclusive stories with in-depth analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
With an Ottawa office steps away from Parliament Hill and just across the river from the CRTC, we offer direct coverage of developments at the CRTC and the House of Commons and Senate. We also keep a keen eye on the Copyright Board, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, Innovation Canada’s spectrum management branch, and Canadian Heritage.
Our unique, comprehensive and independent coverage is also based on access-to-information requests, interviews with industry sources, in-person coverage of hearings, Parliamentary committee meetings, industry conferences and announcements, time spent digging through regulatory and court documents, and more.
Our audience includes decision makers, policy analysts, consultants, regulatory and legal staff, financial analysts, communications lawers, executives and academics across the country.
Since the launch of The Wire Report at the start of 2010, this premium, online business news service has quickly become the most authoritative and respected in its niche.
The Wire Report's website represents the largest and only dedicated archive of its kind in Canada, with a searchable collection of news reports from 2000 to today.
Hill Times Publishing
The Wire Report is owned by Hill Times Publishing Inc., which in late 2009 acquired the news service’s four historic titles, Canadian New Media (digital media), Network Letter (telecom), Canadian Communications Reports (broadcasting) and Report on Wireless (wireless).
Hill Times Publishing is an independent publishing company in Ottawa, Ont., which specializes in niche news services. The company also publishes The Hill Times, Parliament Now, The Lobby Monitor and Hill Times Research Health.
Michael Lee-Murphy is an Irish-born, Connecticut-raised, Montreal-schooled reporter. He covers telecommunications for The Wire Report and lives in Hull.
This is Paul Park’s second venture into covering the telecom and broadcasting sectors. He spent five years with our predecessor company Decima Publishing, concentrating on the telecom sector. After studying at Carleton University, Paul began a long career in journalism, writing either as staffer or freelance for most of the major media outlets in North America, including Time Inc., The Winnipeg Sun, the CBC, the New York Journal of Commerce and the Village Voice. This is also his second stint as a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery as he was a member in the 1970s and 1980s, “back when we had Prime Minister Trudeau.” Paul, his partner Debbie and their cat Mozart live in Nepean. .
Jenna Cocullo is deputy editor at The Wire Report. She joined the publication in 2021, almost two years following the start of her career covering community news in Prince Rupert, B.C., and Chatham-Kent, ON. She also worked in Blantyre, Malawi, writing a weekly column for its national newspaper on the intersection of gender and politics, and interned at The Monitor magazine with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She did her Master's of Journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa after growing up in Montreal where she studied Communications and Anthropology. .
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Phalen Tynes-MacDonald has been a reporter for The Wire Report since 2023. Hailing from Halifax, this Maritimer's unique perspective has been cultivated through an upbringing around the world, with his travels taking him to Korea, Malawi, China, and many other countries in between. After graduating from Carleton University's journalism program — where he contributed to several publications including Capital Current, The Charlatan, and the Ottawa Citizen — he worked as a journalist and producer for Down to the Wire Studios. Even when he's not on the beat, you'll find him chasing stories through his camera lens. He also enjoys cooking, reading, gaming, and skateboarding.