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Global/Corus amalgamation

Postby drmusic » Wed May 17, 2017 11:45 am

Lest anyone think the Global/Corus merger wasn't a step towards amalgamating newsrooms...

The websites for Calgary's CHQR newstalk770.com, Toronto's AM640 640toronto.com and Winnipeg's CJOB cjob.com have been folded into Global.

Hasn't happened yet for CKNW or CHED but I'm sure it's just a matter of time.
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Re: Global/Corus amalgamation

Postby rtirdnewsguy » Wed May 17, 2017 12:42 pm

More on that from Newstalk 770 today :

NewsTalk 770’s commitment to providing Calgary with accurate and timely information is unwavering. We know our audience wants information at their fingertips and the new NewsTalk770.com provides the information you have come to expect from NewsTalk 770 in the digital environment.


When our parent company, Corus Entertainment, purchased Shaw Media in spring 2016, a plan was put in place to integrate our News Talk radio stations with Global News. This plan has brought together our newsrooms across the country, utilizing our television and radio personalities for expanded, in-depth coverage of the issues that matter most to Canadians.

We are happy to announce that the next step of this integration is now underway with the online experience for NewsTalk 770 being incorporated into the GlobalNews.ca domain.

Why we are moving

GlobalNews.ca has become one of the top news destinations in Canada and by combining forces with our fellow journalists across the country, NewsTalk 770 will now be able to serve the Calgary community better by dedicating our resources and focusing on the hyper-local issues that matter to you, our readers.

What’s changing?

Besides the domain switching from NewsTalk770.com to GlobalNews.ca when you visit our site and a slightly different appearance to match the existing GlobalNews.ca style, not much is changing. You’ll still be able to listen to the Danielle Smith Show (and every other show we broadcast) live, get the most comprehensive Stamps coverage, find local events, gas prices, traffic, weather and contests.

For GlobalNews.ca readers in the region, the good news is you will now have the benefit of getting more news and content focused on the Calgary area, so it’s a win-win for everyone.

So what’s new?

For us, the biggest benefit of moving to the GlobalNews.ca domain is that we will now be on a WordPress VIP environment, allowing us to post breaking news stories even faster, giving you the important news you need.

We also have access to a lot more national and international stories that we can deliver to our readers in the region. The move also helps expand our support team across the country, so we can bring you great new features and more in-depth coverage.
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Re: Global/Corus amalgamation

Postby radiofan » Wed May 17, 2017 3:07 pm

rtirdnewsguy wrote:More on that from Newstalk 770 today :

NewsTalk 770’s commitment to providing Calgary with accurate and timely information is unwavering. We know our audience wants information at their fingertips and the new NewsTalk770.com provides the information you have come to expect from NewsTalk 770 in the digital environment.


When our parent company, Corus Entertainment, purchased Shaw Media in spring 2016, a plan was put in place to integrate our News Talk radio stations with Global News. This plan has brought together our newsrooms across the country, utilizing our television and radio personalities for expanded, in-depth coverage of the issues that matter most to Canadians.



What a load of bull shit. All they've done is downsized once great newsrooms to the bare bones and combined two bare bones operations in most areas for one very mediocre operation. All the Corus News/Talk stations lost their brand identity when their newscasts suddenly became Global News rather than CKNW, CHED or whatever News. What a brilliant move it was deciding to simulcast the 6PM local Global TV News on a radio station that once was the go to place for News.

Last weeks BC election coverage on CKNW/Global was an absolute joke.

And the beat goes on.
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Re: Global/Corus amalgamation

Postby drmusic » Wed May 17, 2017 3:18 pm

And at the same time CTV National News is now being simulcast on NewsTalk 1010, the once mighty CFRB Toronto.
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Re: Global/Corus amalgamation

Postby Coolcat » Thu May 18, 2017 8:57 am

More than likely a sign of the times. Both the radio and tv news business concept doesn't add up anymore so get out the chopping block; as for the listeners that are left they are probably going to continue listening and if they don't the cost savings still justify any loss in audience.
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