Media News Digest: Journalism bailout panel, Raptors set ratings records, Le Devoir’s Garnotte retires

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  • The Montreal Gazette is moving out of its offices at 1010 Ste-Catherine St. (the Dorchester Square Building), where it has been since 2003, shortly after its printing presses were moved out of the building at 250 St-Antoine St. W. to N.D.G. (printing has since been outsourced and the plant closed). The new office is close by in an office building that’s not nearly as prestigious. Its staff (including yours truly) is working from home until the new building is ready.

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  • Changes to Canada’s trademark law have coincided with a rush of new applications, just as fees are about to go up. Many of those applications are sketchy at best, and this Globe and Mail story suggests they may be intentional, to block legitimate businesses from registering their trademarks while the bureaucracy runs its slow course.

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4 thoughts on “Media News Digest: Journalism bailout panel, Raptors set ratings records, Le Devoir’s Garnotte retires

  1. Dilbert

    It should be noted that almost every one of the CRTC panel, including it’s leader, are up for replacement by mid 2022. As a result the decisions made to be reviewed in a couple of years likely will not involve many of the current panel. Decisions like that are kicking things down the road to let someone else face the hard choices that should already be dealt with.

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  2. mediaman15

    In seeing your Raptors bit, don’t you think that coverage was over the top? I mean CBC Thr National almost taking 30 minutes of various angles of the story…..CTV was also overly generous.
    Let’s face it, if it was Mtl or a Vancouver team, would there have been the same over-the-top coverage, No b.
    This proves that at the National level, it’s Toronto-centred, thus why we call TSN , “Toronto Sports Network”

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      In seeing your Raptors bit, don’t you think that coverage was over the top?

      No.

      Let’s face it, if it was Mtl or a Vancouver team, would there have been the same over-the-top coverage

      I guess you would have to compare this to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. I don’t know exactly how long The National spent on that series, but from memory it seemed comparable (though obviously there was no coverage of a victory parade).

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