Monday, October 2, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Village Media CEO Jeff Elgie

Jeff Elgie is the CEO of Village Media, a growing network of more than two dozen local news sites that run on the Sault Ste. Marie company’s proprietary content management system that it also licenses to other publishers.

In this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, Elgie takes us inside the company’s business model and its recent push into Queen’s Park, in addition to touching on some hot button issues including why he’s NOT a fan of Bill C-18, the Online News Act, and how Village Media is very carefully and intentionally testing the integration of generative AI.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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