Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sic Transit Gloria Whatever:: & National Post to Share Content

"Can't say I saw this coming... The CBC and National Post will start sharing content, as of today. will run financial stories and podcasts from Post; The National Post will run sports stories in their web site's sports section and newspaper. The National Post is regarded by some people as being editorially hostile to the CBC. Did the CBC just make a deal with the devil? What do you think?" -- Tod
Consolidation and cost-cutting?  The two things CBC gets right, and only half right, as I cannot stand Wendy Mesley and "journalists" of her ilk, is infotainment, oh, I mean news, and sports.  Plus, Being Erica is no jPod.  Not. Even. Close.  I see this as leading to a dilution of a CBC core competency.

Here are the quips and quotes from the respective CEOs on the love-in from the National Post::
"This is an attractive arrangement for both organizations...As Canada's national public broadcaster, we have an unsurpassed reputation in the field of sports reporting, which will be available to more Canadians through the Post's readership.'s financial news content will be enhanced by one of Canada's most trusted and respected sources of business news."  -- Richard Stursberg, executive vice president of CBC English Services.
"This partnership builds on key strengths of two great news organizations...For more than a century, the Financial Post has been Canada's go-to brand for business and the CBC is a leader in sports coverage. Together, we will provide Canadians the best in business and sports news." --Paul Godfrey, president and CEO of National Post

Oh, Facebook, where's the "Unlike" option?

Twitterversion:: Prof_K #newblogpost Just heard on #Facebook:: & #NationalPost to share content. Unlike. sic transit gloria whatev'  @Prof_K

1 comment:

Kenneth M. Kambara said...

From Macleans via Twitter @CamilleLabchuk WTF? This is just bewildering...