CBC now has a blog

July 3, 2006

Just read this on Ouimet, posted June 29:

Tonight the CBC gets serious about sanctioned corporate blogging by launching inside the CBC, a news/gossip/hype blog. But it’s not written by a committee or by a communications flunkie. It’s written by lockout blogger, podcast visionary, dot-com millionaire, high school dropout, CBC freelancer, and CMG member Tod Maffin.

I can’t see a link to it on the CBC home page. 


There’s a few helpful references on Vu d’ici / Seen from here, as pointed out on Bruno Guglielminetti’s blog with SRC, to Québécois J-bloggers and bloggers at Chatelaine.

Collectivist blogs

May 16, 2006

Ryerson Review of Journalism blog

Media Mix – by a group of young Cdn journos.

Hypergene Media Blog –  how citizens are changing the future of news and information

Autonomy & Solidarity  – media activist anti-capitalist site  

Story about the census facing problems because of blogosphere rumours and information: 


I’m not sure what this will mean for blogging and online news, but it could be interesting:


Roles of hybrid bloggers

April 18, 2006

Abby and I start formulating interview questions soon.  Here’s a recently-published interview with a blogger / journalist about the roles and how they interact at the online journalism review.  

Read a good rant by Euan Semple, BBC employee independent blogger  , regarding the corp’s decision to launch a BBC blog portal as announced by one of its masterminds this April 2006.   T

She’ll be presenting at the Association of Internet Researchers’ annual conference.  Sept. 27 – 30, 2006, in Queensland, Australia.  

We took some time off and now I am back on the horse to gear up for full time work and make up some missed hours.

I am not sure why there is such a divide between CBC.ca [really only CBC 1&2] vs. CBC 3, but it seems that all of the new media and experimental online work is being done on CBC 3.   If I search CBC 1&2 for blog, all I find is outdated links– things like the election blog, an Oscars blog, etc (I have a complete spreadsheet of those findings).    CBC 3 by contrast is different – the very site is structured as a blog and it is going for the multimedia feel with a combination of music, blog, various cultural tidbits.   A combination of new music and intelligensia youngish article links. Obviously the “reaching out to young people” CBC – a shame, it seems, it is so damned hard to find. 

Today: compiled a spreadsheet of all the blogs by CBC journalists and employees I could find through various links from CBC three.   The website Planet CBC  has feeds from “known blogs” by CBC journalists as well as an extensive blogroll.  More than half the sites from the blogroll are defunct or are only Lockout blogs, but a few are still active (will archive content of spreadsheet).  It seems the main man of CBC blogging is Todd Maffin.  There are tons of links available to  relevant sites.

So far have seen about 11 active and oft-referenced CBC employee blogs and another 15 or so that seem pretty inactive and/or never referenced by anyone.  But a couple, although I don’t see references to them are really quite interesting: for example the blog of Ottawa-based journalist Hadeel: