Wednesday, December 09, 2015
CBC caught in vicious circle
“First, we struggle with cuts to our funding,” Hubert Lacroix told an audience at an international public broadcasters’ conference in Munich, Germany, last week.
“Then as the cuts make us weaker and affect morale, critics, key stakeholders and even some of the citizens we serve, question our relevance in a digital world.”
He said public broadcasters have been too slow to react to changing technologies and a changing political environment.
The Canadian Media Guild said Lacroix had “made a career of shredding” the CBC, and cast doubt on whether Lacroix would rebuild CBC services and staffing if funding were restored.
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