CBC News Online launches
from CBC.ca archives
Mon, 16 Nov 1998
CBC News Online joins CBC Radio, Television and Newsworld resources into a single site - “the most comprehensive source of Canadian news on the World Wide Web.”
Content includes the latest headlines, in-depth analysis, regional context, interactive forums and extensive audio and video reports.
“CBC journalists are the best news gatherers in the country in television and radio,” says executive producer Ken Wolff. “Now we’ll have the best journalism on the internet with the launch of CBC News Online.”
A redesign of CBC.ca launches simultaneously. For a time, identical content is offered at cbcnews.cbc.ca and the newsworld.cbc.ca sites, though both eventually fall under the CBC.ca umbrella.
The site hires print journalists and has a budget of 1 per cent of the corporation’s annual operating budget.