Barbara Frum, the late host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens and The Journal, has been inducted into the CBC News Hall of Fame. Frum’s children, Canadian Senator Linda Frum and political commentator David Frum, were among those on hand for Tuesday’s induction ceremony in Toronto. Frum died in 1992, at age 54, after a long battle with leukemia. CBC’s first inductee to the News Hall of Fame was Knowlton Nash in 2015, while former foreign correspondent Joe Schlesinger was inducted last year.
Corus Entertainment has released its Q3 results with consolidated revenues up 28 per cent for the quarter and 65 per cent year-to-date. Net income attributable to shareholders was $66.7 million ($0.33 per share basic) for the quarter and $162.7 million ($0.81per share basic) year-to-date. President and CEO Doug Murphy says heading into a new broadcast year, the company expects its brands and content to produce continued audience share gains, supported by an “exciting” fall schedule.
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, the first live theatrical production from Bell Media’s joint venture with Canadian producer Michael Cohl’s Iconic Entertainment Studios (Spamalot; Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark; Rock of Ages: The Musical), has debuted to critical acclaim following its world premiere June 20 in London’s West End. Bat Out Of Hell begins its Toronto run Oct. 14 at Ed Mirvish Theatre.
The deadline for the Jack Webster Awards has been extended until July 13. Eligible BC print, broadcast and online journalists can enter in categories including Breaking News (one each for print, radio and tv); Feature/Enterprise Reporting (one each for print, radio and tv); Digital Journalism; Legal Journalism; Chinese Language and Commentator of the Year, among others. The awards will be presented at the 2017 Jack Webster Awards Dinner on Oct. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) has extended its journalism training program in northern Ontario First Nations for another three years, thanks to renewed funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The funding supports developing radio, print and online reporting skills among First Nations community members wanting to pursue careers in journalism. JHR will hold its first Indigenous reporters conference in Lac Seul First Nation from July 11-13. Called the Mookitaakosi Conference, the three-day event will bring together those currently in the program and feature keynote speaker Angela Sterritt from CBC Vancouver, an award-winning Gitxsan journalist and writer.