A High Water Mark for CBC News

Categories: Canada, Journalism

Tags: How We Work

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When the Calgary Police came to the CBC building and told us to get out, we couldn't exactly turn off the lights and go home to wait until the devastating flood subsided. Hundreds of thousands of Albertans, and Canadians across the country were relying on us for the latest information on this natural disaster. So less than six hours later, we'd transformed three college labs into a radio studio, a newsroom and a TV production area.


Our Digital Mandate

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There are some who would rather never see CBC News evolve. Back in the 1930s, a scene like you here was pretty common. By the 1950s, that family would gather in front of a black-and-white TV set to find out what was going on in the world. But in the 21st century, Canadian families get news from multiple sources: desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones, whenever it's convenient for them. At CBC News, we have embraced that reality wholeheartedly.

Addressing your Concerns about Commenting

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hi-comments-red.jpgLast week, we made a few tweaks to the system for people to comment about our stories on the CBC website. I wrote about it in this very blog. Although we're working through the inevitable bumps of a new system, we're already quite pleased with how the changes are working. It's not a surprise, though, that some of you have expressed concerns.

Whistleblowers, Journalists and the Public's Right to Know

Categories: Canada, Journalism, World

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assange1-small.jpgBlowing the whistle on illegal or immoral behaviour has never been an easy task. Journalists have a particular interest in whistleblowers, because they are often instrumental in uncovering stories of great public interest. Not only do the whistleblowers come under attack by the people whose secrets are being revealed, but so do the journalists who report the stories.