1998
CBC WEBSITES

 

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.