Thursday, 10 June 2010

QMI's Fox North?

One thing comforting about Fox News is that is an American thing, south of the border and divorced from Canada's largely fair and balanced broadcasting style.

But the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and other media are all over the latest story out of Quebecor Media that it is applying for an all-news TV station.

Fox North? they ask.

Stay tuned.


  1. Such a network would provide balance against outlets like the "fair and balanced" CBC and Toronto Star.

  2. ... all wrapped in a glorified Canoe Live setting?

  3. The Sun sometimes shines on TV: Dept. of office memos
    by Paul Wells on Thursday, June 10, 2010 5:41pm - 23 Comments

    Press Release
    For immediate release


    Montreal, Quebec, June 10, 2010 – Quebecor Media Inc. and Sun Media Corporation are pleased to announce the appointment of David Akin as Sun Media National Bureau Chief in Ottawa, and Brian Lilley as a Senior Correspondent.

    David Akin has had a 25-year career in both print and television. At CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson, Mr. Akin received a Gemini Award for his reporting. While working for The Globe and Mail, Mr. Akin received a National Newspaper Award citation of merit. He was also a member of the inaugural staff of National Post. Most recently, Mr. Akin was the National Affairs Correspondent for Canwest News Service.
    In addition to his work in traditional media platforms, Mr. Akin has also been a pioneer in digital platforms. A blogger for almost a decade, Mr. Akin’s On The Hill is one of the Top 15 most-read political blogs in the country and, last year, Mr. Akin was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Ottawa” by the Hill Times.

    Brian Lilley is a veteran broadcaster having spent the last decade in major market radio across Canada. In addition to work in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, Brian has spent the last five years as Ottawa Bureau Chief for Canada’s largest private radio broadcaster. While working with heritage news/talk radio stations like Newstalk 1010 in Toronto and CJAD in Montreal, Brian has brought Canadian politics to the ears of millions of listeners across Canada.

    His time in Ottawa has also been marked by original news stories, off-beat analysis and one on one interviews with all major party leaders including the Prime Minister.

    Quebecor Media and Sun Media Corporation would like to thank Kathleen Harris for her leadership as Bureau Chief. Ms. Harris will continue to play an important role in the Sun Media National Bureau.

  4. Yet another misappropriation of money. A 'Fox North'? How depressing to see Canadian media sink to such a low.

  5. Who has a big enough moustache and ego to play Geraldo Rivera?

  6. This video will us all make that transition from newspaper reporters to videographers for PKP


  8. Sounds just great. Will the station have long-distance telephone service? Because several Sun papers haven't had that (or an explanation why not) in a week, just a friending Videotron message saying people should call their service provider - which is long-distance. Fortunately we have established a series of couriers on horseback who travel between us and the centre of excellence on deadline so that layout can be discussed. There has been some discussion that if the people covering the news and the people laying out the news were all in the same room there would be no need to feed all these horses, but don't worry, we have burned the heretics who suggested that one at the stake. Next reporters will be sending their notes to a new center of excellence where someone else will edit them and write the stories before having them galloped to the layout centre. Several more horses may be needed.