Thursday, January 22, 2015

CBC will no longer approve paid appearances by on-air journalists

The Star's Jacques Gallant reports:
 "The CBC announced Thursday it will no longer allow its on-air journalists to make paid appearances, a little over a week after senior business correspondent Amanda Lang publicly faced allegations about potential conflicts of interest for giving paid speeches.
"CBC News and Centres editor-in-chief and general manager Jennifer McGuire told the Star the discussion around paid appearances had been ongoing, but that 'the events of the last little while' impacted that discussion.
"McGuire and her Radio-Canada counterpart Michel Cormier broke the news to staff in a memo. She said reaction to the policy shift was “mixed” within the organization. The union has already condemned the new rule and hinted that it will challenge it."
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