Thursday, January 22, 2015

CBC Folds, Finally. On-Air Talent Barred from Paid Speaking Gigs.

Was it Amanda Lang's excesses or the scolding Mother Corp got from the Guardian's George Monbiot?

In an email to CBC staff shared with, top management told reporters all staff must get approval to appear at conferences or to moderate debates or events. It also notes, “CBC/Radio-Canada will no longer approve paid appearances by its on-air journalistic employees.”

The news comes after a slew of controversies over stars at CBC taking money for speaking at events. From chief business correspondent Amanda Lang to chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, the broadcaster has previously defended the practice as separate from their journalistic activities.


Anonymous said...

But CBC's 'journalistic employees' [do they still exist? - Ed] will still, apparently, be able to boink corporate board members to their heart's content. And the more multinational they are, the better!

The Mound of Sound said...

Yes, the Corporation draws the line around navel height.

Hugh said...

What about the off-air journalists?

The Mound of Sound said...

Well, Hugh, they're not celebrities so I'm not sure they're much of a problem.