Friday, June 28, 2019

BCE CEO George Cope to retire

George Cope will retire in January after nearly 12 years as chief executive of BCE Inc.. the company announced.
The Montreal-based company, which owns Bell Canada, CTV Inc., and a portion of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd., said chief operating officer Mirko Bibic will take over from Cope on Jan. 5, 2020.
CBC story

Monday, June 24, 2019

Margaret Wente taking buyout

Margaret Wente has accepted a voluntary buyout and will be leaving the Globe and Mail at the end of August, she confirmed on Monday.
“I’ve had a wonderful run at the Globe–33 years at the paper, and almost 20 years writing my column. I’ve been blessed with great colleagues and fantastic readers,” she told J-Source in an email.
The buyout, or voluntary severance package, was first offered to staff in early May, with publisher Phillip Crawley saying the paper intended to cut $10 million a year from its labour budget.
Wente’s long tenure at the Globe has been…controversial. (J-Source)

Full J-Source story

CBC News foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed to host CBC Radio's Ideas

Veteran foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed will be the new host of Ideas, the nightly CBC Radio program devoted to exploring contemporary ideas on everything from culture and the arts to science and technology and social issues, the CBC announced.
Ayed will take over in September from Paul Kennedy, who is retiring at the end of the current season.
Ideas has been on the air for more than 50 years and has built a reputation for groundbreaking documentaries.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

YouTube to close Canadian studio

YouTube says it will close the company’s only permanent Canadian studio later this year as it changes strategies for how it reaches video creators.
The media giant sent an e-mail on Thursday to its online creator community outlining plans to replace its Toronto studio with temporary “pop-up” locations that will roll out in different regions of the country.
It says the move will help YouTube’s production assets reach Canadians in cities where they wouldn’t otherwise have the resources.
YouTube Space Toronto opened at George Brown College in 2016 amid a boom in the growth of the creator community.
The 3,500-square-foot facility was accessible to YouTube personalities with more than 10,000 subscribers, and the more popular their channels were, the more access they had to studio time.
It quickly became a hot spot for Toronto creators to mingle and tap into resources they might not otherwise have, such as equipment, workshops and space to hold launch parties. (CP)

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