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Well that Was a Terrible Week for Media

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Last week will go down as the seven day stretch that saw the passing of both David Bowie and Alan Rickman, but there was another “death” last week that portends very tough times for this increasing shattered and intangible media landscape. In Canada, and the United States, media companies once again had their knives out as the hammer fell on hundreds of media jobs on both sides of the border. (I know we’re mixing metaphors there, but it’s been that bad.) Continue reading

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Global Anchor Suspended After Star Uncovers Ties to PR Firm

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Global Toronto anchor Leslie Roberts has been suspended by the network after a Toronto Star investigative report uncovered that he was part-owner of a small public relations firm with clients who appeared on Global programs. The report, which was published in The Star today, revealed that Roberts had helping clients with media training and pitches through a firm he co-owns called Buzz PR. As consequence, Global, which found out through The Star when the paper asked for comment, suspended Roberts indefinitely from his responsibilities as anchor of Global’s News Hour, co-host of the national version of The Morning Show, and as executive editor of Global News. Continue reading

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