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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Barry Kiefl

Barry Kiefl is the president of Canadian Media Research Inc. and was director of research for CBC/Radio Canada from 1983 to 2001.

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On Treacherous Ground

The CBC once flourished by abandoning pop programming. Can it do that again? June 2014
The CBC is one of Canada’s oldest and most important public institutions. But it is in crisis, made worse by a budget shortfall announced in April. Government funding has been cut and it has lost its most lucrative TV programming, NHL hockey. Undoubtedly, it will survive in some form for decades to come, but what changes are needed to ensure it best serves…