Media News Digest: The fake community paper, Tremonti’s goodbye, Globe and Mail buyouts

News about news

At the CRTC

Ethical reviews

  • CBC and Radio-Canada’s ombudsmen have submitted their annual reports. Radio-Canada’s notes a 50% increase in complaints, which is in part due to it being an election year in Quebec, but the number of reviewed and justified complaints is not out of the norm. Management’s response is here. CBC’s report has numbers about average, though the report notes trends toward complaints about potential bias in the framing and selection of stories, rather than the reporting of the stories themselves. Other trends: allowing people the complainer doesn’t like to give commentary on the air, and many complaints about news stories being closed to comments, which the ombudsman said was outside his mandate. CBC management’s response to the report explains they’re taking those issues seriously and also says “Increasingly, people look no further than news that affirms their point of view, rather than to use media to challenge or explain.”
  • A segment on CBC’s The National in which David Common rents an electric car to drive to Detroit did not violate journalistic standards, the ombudsman ruled. The segment, which focused a lot on range anxiety and Common’s worries of recharging, was lighthearted and not intended to be a serious, in-depth analysis of the technology.

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Good reads

  • This PBS NewsHour story debunks the “millennials-are-growing-horns” stories by taking a critical look at a study into bone spurs at the base of the skull and the very sketchy conclusions that were made based off the data.

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2 thoughts on “Media News Digest: The fake community paper, Tremonti’s goodbye, Globe and Mail buyouts

  1. media man

    For the Rogers hockey broadcast schedule, as it concerns Saturday games, how many times the Habs are on CBC Instead of that gawd awful very weak signal of city TV?

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      how many times the Habs are on CBC Instead of that gawd awful very weak signal of city TV?

      The schedule is set week by week, so there’s no way to know for sure until the schedule is set, but generally Rogers will put the Canadiens games on CBC when (a) they’re playing the Leafs, or (b) the Leafs aren’t playing.

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