CBC Sports commits to gender balance in its coverage

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2020-03-06 8:26:00 PM

CBC Sports commits to gender balance in its coverage Globe_Sports

According to Canadian Women & Sport, only four per cent of sports programming on Canada’s national networks feature women’s sport

But women’s stories are often secondary behind the virtual blanket coverage of men’s sports.“(My daughters) don’t relate to female athletes on TV except for maybe during the Olympics when a Penny Oleksiak shows up out of nowhere and you’re like ‘Wow!’ She’s a star for a certain period of time,” Wilson said. “By us trying to build some momentum and some volume where people can start seeing and hearing from and listening to women’s sporting heroes, of which Canada is loaded with some right now – loaded! – we can play a good social role for young girls.”

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Globe_Sports How stupid can they be Globe_Sports Good thing they are funded by taxpayer if not broke Globe_Sports This decision was made following two years of indigenous consultation. Globe_Sports Thats why God invented womens beach volleyball. Globe_Sports 'Today on CBC, the Moncton Maulers are playing the Saskatoon Sisters. Great crowd, eh Stu? Yeah, there's gotta be 80 people here today.'

Globe_Sports Lame Globe_Sports Well, CBC has a much bigger diversity problem than coverage. They need to ensure their viewers are gender balanced! It's very important for them to get more diverse minorities, lesbians and trans folks to watch CBC while forbidding the white racist cis male majority to watch it.

Globe_Sports CBC still does sports? Globe_Sports By gender balance does that mean a balance of the preferences of viewers? Globe_Sports Maybe their 6 remaining viewers will appreciate that virtue signal Globe_Sports Who gives a shit?

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S. Open final against Serena Williams on Sept. 7, 2019. At the start of her career, Vinson received seven Juno nominations, including five nods between 1979 and 1985 for country female vocalist of the year, and back-to-back nominations for most promising female vocalist in 1980 and 1981. Andreescu is only one of a host of Canadian women's sports stars. Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters From Brooke Henderson to Bianca Andreescu to Kia Nurse, the Canadian sporting landscape is jam-packed with female stars. After that, the territory will remain on Pacific daylight time, the government said in a press release.

But women’s stories are often secondary behind the virtual blanket coverage of men’s sports. Read a Laura Vinson testimonial from Crystal Shawanda As a woman, and especially in [country-blues], to be able to make that mark and to last as long as she has — you know, you have to really fight for your presence when you're trying to be in the blues world, especially as a female. Chris Wilson, the executive director of CBC Sports and Olympics, knows as a father of three daughters, female sports role models seldom take centre stage. Story continues below advertisement “(My daughters) don’t relate to female athletes on TV except for maybe during the Olympics when a Penny Oleksiak shows up out of nowhere and you’re like ‘Wow!’ She’s a star for a certain period of time,” Wilson said. “By us trying to build some momentum and some volume where people can start seeing and hearing from and listening to women’s sporting heroes, of which Canada is loaded with some right now – loaded! – we can play a good social role for young girls. In the music world, sometimes there's little fads and trends where this artist will find success for a small amount of time and then kind of drift away.” CBC Sports announced Friday a commitment to providing gender equal coverage in its original content, which Wilson knows won’t be an easy task, but will be a huge improvement. A file photo of Sandy Silver.

According to Canadian Women & Sport (formerly CAAWS), only four per cent of sports programming on Canada’s national networks feature women’s sport. “And we’re going to make sure that when you look across our entire CBC sports ecosystem over the course of a year, that we’re covering as much women’s sport as we’re covering men,” Wilson said.” Just finding that fight in yourself and trying to be better than the artist you were yesterday. CBC made the announcement two days before International Women’s Day, and in conjunction with its “I Commit” campaign, which features Canadian athletes such as sprint star Andre De Grasse committing to supporting girls in sport. Wilson said while CBC’s commitment to balanced coverage is the “right thing” to do, there’s also a bigger appetite for women’s sports coverage than ever before, and would position Canada’s public broadcaster as a leader in women’s sports. He pointed to CBC’s coverage of the recent women’s Olympic basketball qualifying tournament. In 1965, using his family nickname of C-Weed, Ranville and his siblings formed the first incarnation of C-Weed Band and continued to play in small venues throughout the 1970s. "Yukoners clearly want to see an end to seasonal time change and we are listening," Premier Sandy Silver said in a statement.

The biggest audience – an average minute audience of 110,000 – tuned in for Canada’s final game versus Japan, despite the fact Canada had already clinched an Olympic berth the game before. “We’ve just decided that it’s one of the best ways for us to differentiate ourselves. . A few decades and band member shuffles later, Ranville has been a driving force for Indigenous musicians, producing music and award shows. . because we, as a public broadcaster, have different measurements and different sorts of commitments to audience and a different mandate,” he said. In fact, it will stay on daylight time after March 8.

Story continues below advertisement “For us to make that commitment, even though it’s not a slam dunk, we’re in a perfect position to be the leaders in that space, and make sure that women’s sports stories are not in a special section, they’re just ubiquitous amongst everything that we do, whether it’s on television or on our streaming or written articles or in our podcasts, that we always just have this lens of decision-making that it’s got to be equal. From its beginnings in 1984 as a local community band, Northern Haze began to gain recognition across the North, releasing its self-titled debut album in 1985.” In celebration of International Women’s Day, Sportsnet is featuring an all-female broadcast – play-by-play announcer Leah Hextall, game analyst Cassie Campbell-Pascall, and reporter Christine Simpson – for Sunday’s NHL game between the Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights. CTV launched WTSN, a specialty channel devoted to women’s sports, in 2001. But WTSN ceased operations two years later. New material was not hard to come by, but the lack of recording infrastructure in the high north made a follow-up album all but a dream. The numbers around female participation in sports are sobering.

Girls participation in sports drops by 22 per cent when they reach adolescence. And 84 per cent of adult women don’t participate at all. Juno Award-winning Nunavut band the Jerry Cans are among those who consider Northern Haze an inspiration, coming full circle when they produced and released Northern Haze’s followup album, 2018’s Siqinnaarut . If a girl hasn’t played a sport by the age of 10, there’s only a 10 per cent chance she’ll be physically active as an adult. “Part of the benefit of this gender equal coverage is to make sure that young girls across the country have the same opportunity to see themselves represented as athletes and see women’s sporting heroes, so that they can imagine themselves doing the same thing,” Wilson said. With the proliferation of men’s professional sports, and zero major women’s leagues in Canada, Wilson said CBC’s commitment to 50/50 coverage won’t be easy. He became Canada’s first Indigenous conductor in 1980, but was a sought after conductor for Broadway musicals before that, and toured with Red Foxx, Sonny Bonno and the Bee Gees.

Story continues below advertisement “And that’s the conversation we’ve been having is if we say it, we now have to do it,” he said. “The Raptors and the Leafs and all that, obviously, we do feel a need as a news service to cover the biggest stories. But we also know that NHL, NFL NBA is well-provided for by others in our space. Throughout his career, Bell has racked up accolade after accolade, has become an officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Order of Ontario, has served as one of the Canadian advisers to the Prince of Wales and was one of Shania Twain’s earliest mentors. And so our strategy, being all about differentiation, I’m not sure that CBC Sports can be different by covering those sports robustly. “Big stories that affect Canada or Canadians, you know, national events of importance, when the Raptors go on a (championship) run like they did, of course we’re going to pay attention to that.

But on a regular Thursday night, regular-season game, it’s got enough coverage. She grew up listening to stories from her grandmother, aunties and community members and takes most of her inspiration from those stories, thoughts and teachings.” Wilson said, without the volume of women’s leagues, the coverage might be presented “in a series of stories, or promoting women’s sports in other ways.” He added that while CBC’s strategy will also focus on increasing the number of women behind the camera, and “having a voice in covering those on the screen as well as behind.” Wilson said CBC has been working with Canadian sports journalism programs to help increase the number of female graduates. Indigenous artists were able to find a large audience, such as Susan Aglukark, who became the first Inuk musician with a Top 40 hit. “Because part of the problem is when you post a job, you have 60 applicants, of which 55 of them are men,” he said.

“It’s sometimes hard to improve your ratios out of those schools. And so we tried to take it one step below and work with a few of the schools in town. Susan Aglukark broke new ground for Inuk musicians in the ’90s. And I know that we’re not alone in that, Sportsnet and Bell are also talking about ways that we can increase the general diversity going into those schools, so that the pool for everybody gets better.” Related .