Media News Digest: Influence questioned, Rogers cuts 75, Fazioli out at City

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News about news Has #FIFA19 gone too far controlling photographers? pic.twitter.com/1thwBvuOrN — Ric Ernst (@RicErnst) June 16, 2018 The Michener Award, the journalism award given out by the governor general, was awarded to the Globe and Mail and journalist Robyn Doolittle for their Unfounded project looking at how police departments across the country handle investigations […]


Canadian TV upfronts roundup: RIP Space/Bravo, hello TSN Direct, Simpsons moves to City

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Canada’s English-language private TV broadcasters announced their fall schedules this week. In case you couldn’t keep up with all the press releases, here’s what was sent out. Bell Media Bell is rebranding four of its specialty channels to put CTV in their names. Space, Bravo, Comedy, and Gusto will become CTV Sci-Fi, CTV Drama, CTV Comedy, […]


Radio ratings: CJAD tops 30% share, The Beat holds huge lead over Virgin

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Numeris released its quarterly ratings for the Montreal market last week, covering the period of Feb. 26 to May 27. There isn’t much new among the anglophone or francophone markets in terms of market share, but the numbers give us another data point to look at some longer-term trends. For the record, here is the […]


Télé Inter-Rives proposes bringing over-the-air TV back to Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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There’s not much clearer evidence of the declining industry of over-the-air television than the lack of demand for new TV stations in the country. With some exceptions (ICI in Montreal, for example), there haven’t been applications for new over-the-air stations in about 20 years. Instead, major networks like CBC, TVO and CTV have been shutting […]


Media News Digest: U.S. spies on NYT, TVA people can’t work on the radio, Le Devoir redesigns

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News about news A Google-funded project called NewsWise is aiming to teach young kids how to look critically at the news media and understand how news and politics interact. It has instructional videos featuring people like BuzzFeed’s Jane Lytvynenko and Craig Silverman (or people claiming to be them, who knows) on its YouTube channel. A […]