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Media Beat: October 10, 2018

 

Media Beat: October 10, 2018

By David Farrell

 


CBC joins an international initiative to boost transparency in news

Twenty organizations, including CBC, joined The Trust Project on Tuesday, increasing the project's reach to an estimated 217 million people a month. – CBC News

Toronto mayoral fringe candidate sues Bell for refusing to air campaign ad

Faith Goldy has built an online following by pushing anti-immigrant and Islamophobic sentiment and advocating a racist conspiracy theory of “white genocide” or “ethnocide.” She was famously fired by Rebel Media for appearing on a neo-Nazi podcast during the 2017 Charlottesville protests, and has endorsed and cheerily recited a common white supremacist slogan known as the Fourteen Words. – Joseph Brean, National Post

GM tracked radio listening habits for 3 months: Here's why

GM said the whole notion is theoretical for now. But a spokesman said connected vehicle data from its test could help GM develop a better way to measure radio listenership. And that might be valuable to advertisers.

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GM, with 10 million cars on the road, is one of the first automakers to undertake such a study. – Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free Press

Facebook takes on Amazon with video chat device

Facebook has unveiled Portal, the first consumer hardware from the world’s most extensive social network with a basic price of US$200. The toaster-size gadget, along with a $350 version called Portal+, is a cross between a smart speaker, video camera and digital photo frame. – The Washington Post

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Canadian Country Music Association Awards 2024 Nominations: Jade Eagleson, Mackenzie Porter Lead The Pack

The two platinum-selling singer/songwriters have scored six nominations each for the CCMA Awards, with The Reklaws and Josh Ross hot on their heels. The biggest night in Canadian country takes place on Sept. 14 at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

Today (July 18), the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced the official nominees for the 2024 CCMA Awards. Topping the list of contenders with six nods apiece are Jade Eagleson and MacKenzie Porter, the latter of whom will co-host the awards show alongside American country star Thomas Rhett.

Hot on their heels with five nominations apiece are The Reklaws and Josh Ross, while High Valley, Owen Riegling and Dallas Smith are each cited in four categories. Other notable Canadian artists making the list include Dean Brody, Steven Lee Olsen, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Tenille Townes and Lindsay Ell.

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