Media News Digest: RTDNA and magazine awards, Blais responds to CRTC criticism, Mutsumi Takahashi profiled

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7 thoughts on “Media News Digest: RTDNA and magazine awards, Blais responds to CRTC criticism, Mutsumi Takahashi profiled

  1. Sidney Margles

    The number of awards of the Radio and Television and digital news organizations is not really that many when you consider the diversity of broadcasters…small, medium and large markets, Radio and TV…news, commentary, sports, etc. Many categories in hundreds of markets.

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      The number of awards of the Radio and Television and digital news organizations is not really that many when you consider the diversity of broadcasters…small, medium and large markets, Radio and TV…news, commentary, sports, etc. Many categories in hundreds of markets.

      I don’t believe that’s true. Canada has less than 100 English-language television stations, and only 41 news-talk commercial radio stations (plus 34 CBC Radio One stations), according to the CRTC. And when I judged the B.C. regional RTDNA awards, there were often only three entries in a category (in one case there was only one entry).

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      1. Sidney Margles

        If some stations failed to enter in the respective categories, that should not be the criteria for the number of awards. Each is given for a specific category and most are in honour of a past respected broadcaster. I agree it would be nice if there were more entries in each category, but then, with the shrinking of staffs in many outlets, they may find it difficult to take the time and effort to enter a competition, which is really too bad for the industry.
        Should some of the newspaper awards be eliminated because of the cut-backs in their numbers?

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        1. Fagstein Post author

          Should some of the newspaper awards be eliminated because of the cut-backs in their numbers?

          Yes. Though the National Newspaper Awards have only 21 categories. Community newspaper awards, particularly regional ones, tend to have a lot more, and several divisions based on newspaper size or circulation.

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  2. MBR

    Not sure if you knew about this one already…

    CBC has begun using control rooms in Toronto to put together the regional news for CBC stations across the country. Edmonton is the first/latest one to come out of Toronto. Very similar to what Global is doing for their smaller stations.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BUc9a3hgldG/

    https://twitter.com/AAsquithCBC/status/866438249673248768

    Curious if Montreal is on this list? Or not, considering CBC Montreal comes out of a major production centre for CBC/Radio-Canada.

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  3. Michael Black

    I don’t know if it’s “news” but I noticed that “Mohawk Girls” was airing on channel 47.1 on Tuesday at 4:30pm. It had subtitles, I assume Chinese but don’t know. I’ve never seen the show, so I don’t know what season this was. This was just at random, I don’t know if it’s the only time.

    Michael

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      I don’t know if it’s “news” but I noticed that “Mohawk Girls” was airing on channel 47.1 on Tuesday at 4:30pm.

      Mohawk Girls has indeed been airing on ICI in Montreal. Not sure if this is part of the programming agreement with OMNI (which was a partner on Mohawk Girls’s first season) or if it’s directly with APTN or the program’s producers.

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