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Norman Delisle, Presse Canadienne/Le Soleil
La nouvelle ministre de la Culture et des Communications, Christine Saint-Pierre, entend porter «une attention particulière» au problème de la concentration de la presse au Québec.
On fait confiance à la Société Radio-Canada comme à aucun autre organisme. Non seulement est-elle l’organe de presse le plus complet et le plus important au Canada, mais elle est financée par les contribuables canadiens, par l’intermédiaire du Parlement. Radio-Canada estime donc qu’il est de son devoir d’offrir un service d’information équilibré et de haute qualité sur lequel tous les citoyens peuvent compter.
Rogers Media is buying the five Citytv stations CTVglobemedia Inc. was ordered to sell for approximately $375 million. The stations are in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver, where CTV already has conventional stations.
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This site provides links to a variety of resources from Reuters Foundation, which offers a variety of training programs for journalists around the globe. It also offers customized training programs for media organizations and courses for NGOs and others needing insights into improving their media relations.
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“Suck it up,” an editorial in the Wall Street Journal seems to tell WSJ staffers: “Those of us who extol the virtues of Joseph Schumpeter’s “creative destruction” for others can’t complain when it sweeps through our own industry.” The piece — in the context, of course, of the journal’s mooted sale to Rupert Murdoch or some other bidder — goes on to discuss the role of the Bancroft family as owners, and tout the WSJ as standing above other big newspapers in the U.S. in the journalistic independence of its editorial page…
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The CRTC has become the target of a new media democracy movement, and TorStar media columnist Antonia Zerbisias has a column
about it — and the grassroots media activists,
lawyers, academics, labour groups and cultural nationalists involved.
They want Canadians to write to the CRTC by July 18, the deadline for
its September hearings on media concentration and diversity.
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The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten outsources himself.
Using web resources only, he reports on some sort of Indian political
meeting with some sort of people in some sort of strange clothes, who
made lots of some sort of strange noise.
If you’re a newspaper
publisher in India he’ll sell you the rights to his story for “the
surprisingly affordable price of 80 rupees, or about two bucks.”
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