around six key sections - Top News, Indepth, Viewpoint,
Science, Programs and Live - the
News zone tracks the latest headlines
and offers both in-depth and up-to-the-minute reports
in text, audio, and video formats.
features include commentary from online columnists Martin
O'Malley and Judy Rebick, who are joined in the Viewpoint
section by veteran CBC journalists Larry Zolf and Rex
Murphy. We also highlight diaries written by Canadians
who offer a unique perspective on some of the issues
covered on an ongoing basis.
to breaking news and program highlights from CBC Newsworld
can be found in the Live section. And for those who
like their news in bits and bytes, the CBC News Online
NewsDigest delivers top new headlines with its customizable
do you select the top stories?
this is a simple process. When news breaks, we get the
latest facts to the top of our site. Often, however,
this process is not so simple. When there is no clear,
breaking news to lead our site with, our editorial team
looks at what the CBC's Radio and Television services
are covering and guages which stories should be on the
top of our site. This decision is made continuously
throughout the day. Once a day our staff gathers at
a meeting where each unit within CBC News Online outlines
its story plans for the day.
Who writes all this stuff?
News Online has a small, dedicated team of writers that
the clock producing news for our web site. Our writers
work with scripts
from our Television and Radio services as well as wire
services that provide additional information. Most of
our writers and editors have worked in other parts of
the CBC and a few have come to us directly from Canadian
How often do you up-date the web
site and wireless content?
the web site and our wireless service are updated continuously
as events warrant. We are on alert for breaking news
24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
I use your report on my web site?
of the content on our site is copyrighted and is the
property of the CBC. Often, however, CBC News Online
allows other sites to put our headlines on their web
sites by subscribing to our Affiliates
are some conditions and one of them is that you contact
us about it first.
do that, email Bob Kerr, at email@example.com
and he will handle your request.
do I find a story in your archives?
you have any concerns about something on the news web
site, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
we are not always able to respond personally to your
letter, we assure you that it will be passed along to
senior staff in the appropriate part of our site.We
value contact with our audience, and your input helps
us focus our efforts.