Saturday, December 2, 2017

Barrie Mc Kenna claims that CBC’s digital shift is helping to kill local news outlets

"A more obvious culprit is the Liberal government's tacit endorsement of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s aggressive and expensive "digital shift," which has put the CBC into direct competition with the country's besieged newspapers for online readers and advertising.
"The CBC is now among Canada's largest news websites, offering national, regional and local news in the same markets served by the main Canadian newspapers. And it wants to become even more dominant online.
"'Our digital shift allows us to extend our reach even further and position ourselves as the public space for all Canadians,' CBC president and chief executive Hubert Lacroix says in the Crown corporation's most recent annual report."
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