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    Search on for CBC president

    The federal government has started looking for a new president for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. to replace Robert Rabinovitch, whose second term ends in November, reported Canadian Press.
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    Quebec journalists protest hospital expulsion

    Quebec’s federation of journalists protests the expulsion of a journalist from a Laval hospital:         QUEBEC, le 26 juillet /CNW Telbec/ – La Fédération professionnelle desjournalistes du Québec (FPJQ) section de Québec dénonce l’expulsion d’unjournaliste, hier matin à l’Hôpital Laval, geste…
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    Journalism at sea on a “ship of fools”

    This piece is worth reading, partly for a summer laugh and partly because it’s one British writer’s wry take on a large and influential chunk of the American media audience. An excerpt from “Ship of Fools” by the Independent’s Johann…
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    CanWest executive retires

    A senior CanWest executive is retiring. The Asper family will consolidate more of its control over the media monolith as Leonard Asper takes over the responsibilities of outgoing Peter Viner. Here is today’s press release:         WINNIPEG, July 18 /CNW/ –…
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    Murdoch buys WSJ, says report

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has reached a tentative agreement to purchase of Dow Jones & Co.  The story on the web site was free to non-subscribers as of late Monday. A New York
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    Massive media coverage of Black verdict

    A Canadian Press story by Merito Ilo takes a look at the international media coverage of Conrad Black’s conviction, noting that “stories published Saturday in the U.S., British and Canadian media, including some newspapers that belonged to Black’s former media…
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    Conrad Black convicted; expected to appeal

    Conrad Black has been convicted on four criminal charges, including obstruction and three counts of mail fraud. He was found not guilty on nine other charges. He now faces the prospect of as much as 35 years in jail. A…
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    Murdoch and the WSJ

    Ken Auletta takes an in-depth look at the takeover attempt of the WSJ by Rupert Murdoch — which seems to be proceeding like a juggernaut — and how Murdoch keeps his promises. Or not. An excerpt: Those who are suspicious…
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    “Creative destruction” and the WSJ

    “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…
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    CRTC new focus of “media democracy” movement

    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…