The Value of Public Broadcasting

The Value of Public Broadcasting

On September 21st, WSIC had Carmel Smyth, president of the Canadian Media Guild, and Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s The Agenda speak about the role of public broadcasters in the age of the internet and social media.

CBC was created in 1932 by R. B. Bennett to keep American penetration to a minimum.  Almost all developed nations have a public broadcaster but Canada might be the only one to do it in English, French, plus 8 native languages.

While social media is great at spreading news quickly, …

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