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May 13, 2024 1:53 pm  #1

Seven Media Experts Named To Help "Modernize" The CBC

The list includes someone from Quebec's TV 5, a rep from the Canadian Arts Council, a director of an LGBTQ+ publishing agency, and perhaps bizarrely, an associate media prof from Southern California. (Not sure what he knows about Canada or its culture, although he did attend the U. of T., so I presume he was at least exposed to the CBC at some time while he was here.)

The feds intend to have the changes in place before the next election. 

Seven media experts selected to modernize CBC/Radio-Canada before next election


May 13, 2024 2:45 pm  #2

Re: Seven Media Experts Named To Help "Modernize" The CBC

Two university profs. What a friggin' waste. What practical, real-life knowledge do these bloody idiots have that is actually relevant? Of course the media ALWAYS turn to profs for their opinions and never for facts.


May 13, 2024 2:49 pm  #3

Re: Seven Media Experts Named To Help "Modernize" The CBC

As a bit of context, Jennifer McGuire is the former director general of CBC News who left in 2020 and was no stranger to controversy. Jesse Wente spent more than 20 years as a film and culture critic on Metro Morning and hosted a CBC Radio show called Unreserved. Both of them, I believe, bring an insiders knowledge of what goes on at the Corp.

Although Mike Ananny is an American academic, he has hands on experience working with telecommunications at companies like Nortel and spent a number of years working in Canada. His area of expertise is digital media and its relationship with journalistic practice - a rich area for consideration, given the potential rise of AI in the newsgathering and dissemination process.

An eclectic group to be sure. I look forward to their recommendations. And for those of you who is a'feert o' folks with a liddle bit o' book learnin', don't worry. There's always Brian Lilley and Postmedia to keep you entertained.


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May 13, 2024 5:17 pm  #4

Re: Seven Media Experts Named To Help "Modernize" The CBC

"Modernize" Usually merans to end broadcasting and go to streaming.

I started out with nothing and I still have most of it.

May 14, 2024 10:32 am  #5

Re: Seven Media Experts Named To Help "Modernize" The CBC

One of the seven chosen for this CBC review has explained why he agreed to be on the panel - insisting he's not willing to take a cent for his work. 

A note to readers about the CBC and me

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