May 4, 2010

Leaked survey shows Canadian pubcasters in a snit over new "Hub" management

The Tyee, a British Columbian news and culture website, is reporting that a leaked survey of CBC journos tells "a mind-boggling tale of institutional incompetence. It's a surprisingly amusing story, with great literary potential ..." The main hubbub seems to be over the Hub, a layer of middle management that picks stories for cross-platform use. It's part of an effort to integrate national radio and local TV so one reporter can serve both. Nearly half of the journalists insist it's stopping them from getting a good story on the air, and, furthermore, they insist the Hub is a bunch of people "not qualified to be called junior reporters."

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