Media News Digest: CRTC boosts TV quotas, more newspapers close, Postmedia buyouts

News about news Two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for supposedly breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act have been sentenced to seven years in prison. Governments around the world, including Canada, are calling for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to be released. The Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale started a bit of a firestorm after […]

Media News Digest: Lockout threat at Ottawa Citizen/Sun, strike threat at TVA, more hires at The Ath

News about news Members of the Ottawa Newspaper Guild, which represents workers at Postmedia’s Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun, are voting on a new contract offer after the employer threatened to lock them out if they did not accept it. The results will be known on Wednesday, and if the offer is rejected, the lockout […]

What to expect from CityNews Montreal, which launches Monday

A handful of young journalists have been spending a couple of weeks rehearsing for the launch of Montreal’s fourth English-language daily evening local newscast. On Labour Day, ready or not, it goes live. CityNews Montreal is part of the second half of five local City stations that have decided to join Toronto in having local […]

CRTC renews all mandatory TV subscription orders

If the CRTC is trying to wean the broadcasting system off of free money, it hasn’t been showing it in the past couple of weeks as it has renewed mandatory distribution orders for most services that have that special status requiring all cable, satellite and IPTV subscribers to subscribe to those services. Every service whose […]

Media News Digest: Quebecor sues press council, lots of licence renewals, strike threats at TVA and

News about news Woups ! Le PLQ a décidé d'identifier l'autocar de campagne des MÉDIAS avec leurs logo et slogan. Les médias sont indépendants. Leurs autocars ne devraient pas être identifiés (d'autant plus que les médias paient leurs autocars) #PolQc #qc2018 #Quebec2018 @LiberalQuebec @FPJQ — François Cormier (@fcormierTVA) August 22, 2018 Someone at the […]