Media News Digest: Pulitzer winners, BNN radio in Vancouver, farewell Carl Kasell

News about news Winners of the Pulitzer Prize have been announced. Among them are stories on the #MeToo movement, the Roy Moore U.S. Senate scandal, Russian interference in the U.S. election, and Kendrick Lamar. They also include this story by the Cincinnati Enquirer, which mobilized dozens of journalists to cover one week of the heroin […]

Eight proposals to replace OMNI

Updated April 20 with a clarification from Rogers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has released eight applications for national ethnic television services, and set a hearing for Oct. 15 to discuss which of them would be the best candidate to replace OMNI. Last year, the commission caved to OMNI’s demand that it be given […]

Media News Digest: CTV Vancouver anchors fired, La Gatineau paper shuts down, Monique Lacombe leaves

News about news I spent the day reading messages, texts, tweets and emails. I’m in a puddle of tears, overwhelmed by your kindness. It’s been my privilege to have grown up with you the past 21 years. The love you have shown me is with me forever. xx — Tamara Taggart (@tamarataggart) April 11, […]

Humboldt the untouchable: L’affaire Nora Loreto and the uselessness of hate

It is, unquestionably, a catastrophe, and the worst nightmare for dozens of families. A bus carrying a men’s junior hockey team, travelling to a game in small-town Saskatchewan, collides with a large truck carrying cargo, and the resulting crash leads to 14 people suddenly dying. Of the 15 survivors, two will later die from their […]

Sportsnet keeps Jets playoff games off CBC

The Toronto Maple Leafs are Canada’s team. Or at least the CBC’s. That much has been made abundantly clear this season. Every Saturday night, if the Leafs are playing, they’re on CBC (except when CBC was broadcasting the Olympics). With a market that encompasses a third of Canada’s population, it makes sense that this team […]