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The CBC: Withering away, or with a new focus? May 1

May 01, 2014

You are invited to join SFU Public Square for their next edition of City Conversations:

Hockey Night in Canada, the CBC’s big revenue generator, is lost to Rogers. Another big cut of staff and money, the third since 2009, will shrink news, sports and music programming. Is the CBC to become a footnote to commercial broadcast interests, its funds shrunk by an unsympathetic federal government? Is the notion of a publicly-funded, national broadcaster now irrelevant? Or is there a new role for the CBC that warrants its public investment and is commercially defensible? In polls, a majority of Canadians say they want a national public broadcaster. What do they want from it, and how do they want it delivered? And how is it to be funded?

To start the conversation, we have Marketing Professor Colleen Collins from SFU’s Beedie School of Business, and a presenter from Open Media, an advocacy group that supports the CBC and other media.

When: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Room 2270, SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre

Cost: Free

*Note* Guests are welcome to bring their lunch to City Conversations events

Sponsored by Bing Thom Architects and SFU Vancouver

Thanks to Wild Rice Restaurants.

For more information on this event, please visit the SFU Public Square City Conversations website.

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