'Cacophony of views' in national media landscape may not serve viewers, says former CBC bureau chief

2022-01-29 2:33:00 AM

‘Cacophony of views’ in national media landscape may not serve viewers, says former CBC bureau chief, by @Campbellian_ #cdnpoli (subs)

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‘Cacophony of views’ in national media landscape may not serve viewers, says former CBC bureau chief, by Campbellian_ cdnpoli (subs)

On a recent Herle Burly podcast, Elly Alboim said that nightly national newscasts have the potential to continue to perform an important function in Canada’s political discourse, but that CBC’s The National is not currently serving that role. Jesse Brown says The National should get back to reporting serious news journalism, 'rigorous accountability journalism, legislative coverage, all the meat potatoes stuff that people just want and need.' It's a hot topic.

Image courtesy of The Herle Burly YouTube channelVeteran former journalist and political strategist Elly Alboim says the current national media landscape represents a “cacophony of views” that may actually be leading audiences to consume more information that they already agree with, and that there remains a role for national broadcasters like the CBC to provide “a common set of information on a daily basis” in order to set “a national agenda.” However, he says that declining viewership of CBC’s

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6 edition of the Herle Burly podcast, hosted by fellow Martin-era Liberal strategist David Herle. Alboim and Herle discussed the state of the national media in Canada. (Charles Sykes/Invision/The Associated Press). Image courtesy of The Herle Burly YouTube channel Veteran former journalist and political strategist Elly Alboim says the current national media landscape represents a “cacophony of views” that may actually be leading audiences to consume more information that they already agree with, and that there remains a role for national broadcasters like the CBC to provide “a common set of information on a daily basis” in order to set “a national agenda.” However, he says that declining viewership of CBC’s The National shows that it has lost its way in that timeslot, and that the program needs to be “resuscitated” in order for it to serve an agenda-setting role. To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.

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