Press/Online

Cardoso, T. (March 4, 2019). Google to ban political ads ahead of federal election, citing new transparency rules. Globe and Mail.

Saltzman, A. (Feb. 28, 2019). Proposed new CRTC rule changes could lead to cheaper wireless plans, upstarts say. CBC.

Shekar, S. (Feb. 27, 2019). Innovation Minister Bains says proposed directive will ‘overtake’ conflict in 2006 order. Mobile Syrup

Hirsh, J. (Feb. 22, 2019). Could Banking Regulation Rein in Social Media Giants? Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Thiessen, C. (Feb. 21, 2019). Critics say CRTC telco report lacks accountability, commitment.  Broadcast Dialogue.

Shekar, S. (Feb. 20, 2019). Critics say CRTC report on unsavoury sales practices is ‘regulation by a limply raised eyebrow’. Mobile Syrup

Alini, E (Feb. 16, 2019). Canada’s new low-cost cell phone plans? ‘A joke,’ expert says. Global News.

Hathout, A. (Feb. 13, 2019). Lack of clear CRTC industry data is an obstacle: small ISPs. The Wire Report (subs only).

Hathout, A. (Jan. 21, 2019). FRPC wants CanCon visibility on search engines. The Wire Report (subs only).

Harris, S. (Jan. 20, 2019). Big telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues. CBC

Brown, D. (Jan. 11, 2019). Google, Facebook capture 74% of digital ad revenue. The Message.

Hathout, A. (Dec. 17, 2018). CRTC approves telecoms’ proposed low-cost data plans. The Wire Report (subs only).

Saltzman, A. (Oct. 24, 2018). VMedia to go public in proposed reverse takeover of junior oil company Pheonix. CBC.

Combine Heritage and ISED, move spectrum to CRTC: professor (October 18, 2018). The Wire Report (subs only).

Hathout, A. (Oct. 2, 2018). As CRTC rejects FairPlay, proposal could move to legislative reviews. The Wire Report (subs only).

Duggan, K. (Sept. 18, 2018). Senators asked to champion net neutrality in comms laws review. The Wire Report (subs only).

Karadeglija, A. (Aug. 21, 2018). Senate committee calls for study of online ad tax deductibilityThe Wire Report (subs only).

Karadeglija, A. (June 29, 2018). Don’t opt for alternative low-cost plans, carriers warn CRTC. The Wire Report (subs only).

Karadeglija, A. (June 14, 2018). Low-cost data plans need higher caps, lower prices, CRTC hears. The Wire Report (subs only).

Masse, B. (May 28, 2018). Historia, Series+ sale blocked in surprise move. The Wire Report (subs only).

Jackson, E. (April 9, 2018). Corus defends strategy despite stock price woes. National Post.

Karadeglija, A. (April 5, 2018). FairPlay regime ineffective, counter to Telecom Act: opponents. The Wire Report (subs only).

Cain, P. (April 5, 2018). Canada flagged Facebook’s third-party app privacy problem way back in 2009. Global TV.

McKelvey, F. (Jan. 15, 2018). Has trust in social media disappeared? Policy Options.

Newton, C. (Dec. 15, 2017). What is net neutrality and why it matters, Al Jazeera.

Masse, B. (Nov. 21, 2017). Tech giants increasing grip on advertising in Canada: report. The Wire Report (subs only).

Armiak, D. (July 6, 2017). New Study Undercuts Trump FCC Chair’s Justification for Rolling Back Net Neutrality. The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch

McCarthy, K. (July 3, 2017). America’s net neutrality rage hits academia: Corporate shill allegations spark furious response. The Register.

Jackson, E. (June 27, 2017). Rogers and Telus step up wireless promotions to counter serious threat from Freedom Mobile. National Post.

Krashinsky Robertson, S. (June 15, 2017). Report details recommendations for sustainable funding of Canadian media. Globe and Mail.

Brousseau-Pouliot, V. (June 14, 201y7). Les dates importantes du Regne de Jean-Pierre Blais: Un mandat pro-consommateur. La Presse+

Klym, N. (May 18, 2017). Jean-Pierre Blais at MIT. Internet Policy Research Initiative at the MITBlog.

Internet Society of Canada (May 9, 2017). Net-heads rejoice!: The Canadian branch of the Internet Society salutes the CRTC’s Internet Policy Decision. Internet Society Canada blog.

Layton, R. (May 1, 2017). What Canadians Should Know About The CRTC’s Internet Decision. Huffington Post

Jackson, E. (April 28, 2017). Why Canada is dragging its feet on the next spectrum auction while demand keeps growing. Financial Post.

McCarthy, K. (April 25, 2017). A very Canadian approach: how net neutrality rules reflect a country’s true nature. The Register.

Marowitz, R. (April 18, 2017). Transcontinental puts newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale. Globe and Mail (Canadian Press).

Watson, H. G. (March 6, 2017). The Canadian newspaper industry is getting a new jolt of life. Editor and Publisher.

Evelyn, C. (Feb. 27, 2017). CBC ‘dimmer star’ in media landscape, conservative event hears. The Wire Report (subs only).

Selley, C. (February 26, 2017). Conservatives at war with conservatism on display at Manning Centre conference. National Post.

Evelyn, C. (February 25, 2017). CBC ‘dimmer star’ in media landscape, conservative event hears. The Wire Report (paywalled)

O’Malley, K. (February 24, 2017). Manning Manifests: CBC a prime target as conference winds down. Macleans.

Britneff, B. (February 14, 2017). Liberal MPs grill Competition Bureau over Postmedia-Sun deal. iPolitics.

Britneff, B. (February 12, 2017). Public Policy Forum report on media crisis ‘flawed’: professor. iPolitics.

Horgan, C. (February 1, 2017). The cost of journalism. Article Magazine.

Watson, H. G. (January 26, 2017). Six key takeaways from the Public Policy Forum’s report on media. J-Source.

Isreal, S. (January 18, 2017). Bell Canada raising prices on home internet, TV in February. CBC

Kupfer, M. (December 21, 2016). CRTC declares broadband internet access a basic service. CBC.

Brousseau-Pouliot, V. (December 22, 2016) Le CRTC vise l’accès à la haute vitesse pour tous. La Presse+

Morrison, I. (December 6, 2016). Local media and the democracy deficit. Policy Options.

Klass, B. (November 29, 2016). Once Manitoba Telecom Services sold, there’s no hitting ‘redial’. Winnipeg Free Press.

Wood, E. (November 22, 2016). Google and Facebook receive almost two-thirds of online ad revenue, study finds. Itbusiness.ca.

Jackson, E. (October 31, 2016). Telecoms, consumer advocates face off over Internet data pricing and date usage caps. Financial Post.

Dobby, C. (October 30, 2016). CRTC to review differential pricing practices on Internet service. Globe & Mail.

Jackson, E. (October 25, 2016). Broadcasting revenues dip as Canadians move online for radio and television: CRTC. Financial Post.

Nowak, P. (October 14, 2016). Trump hires Bell, Telus consultant for advice. Alphabeatic

Winseck, D. (July 1, 2016). Modular media: A radical communication and cultural policy for Canada. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: The Monitor.

Evelyn, C. (June 23, 2016). ‘Separate silo’ approach to regulation wrong-footed in internet age: report. The Wire Report.

Chung, E. (June 2, 2016). Google, Canadian media outlets launch AMP websites. CBC News.

Bell-MTS deal raised in Manitoba legislature (May 27, 2016). The Wire Report (subs only).

Evelyn, C. (May 26, 2016). Bell-MTS deal weakens Rogers’ ability to compete: academics. The Wire Report.

Nowak, P. (May 20, 2016). Facebook bias scandal: New media giants deal with traditional media problem. CBC News.

Jackson, E. (May 19, 2016). They’re right on our doorstep: SaskTel orders risk report after Bell buys MTS. Financial Post.

Bell-MTS deal weakens Rogers’ ability to compete: academics. The Wire Report (May 26, 2016).

Winseck, D. & Klass, M. (May 18, 2016). MTS deal would set a harmful precedent for wireless competition. Globe and Mail.

Cash, M. (May 18, 2016). Wireless rates already rising. Winnipeg Free Press.

Winseck, D. (May 17, 2016). Why Bell’s bid to buy MTS is bad news. Policy Options.

Winseck, D. (April 19, 2016). Guilty pleasures and proper needs: Who gets what kind of Internet, and who decides? Policy Options.

Libin, Kevin (April 4, 2016). The ugly side of skinny cable: Why the CRTC got this file wrong again. Financial Post.

Harris, S. (March 3, 2016). $25 ‘skinny’ TV packages called a ‘ripoff’ as industry ‘stares down’ CRTC. CBC.

Abma, S. (March 1, 2016). Will ‘skinny packages’ tempt cable customers to stay connected? CBC.

White, A. (March 1, 2016). Canada takes first step in national fight against cord cutting. Paste Magazine.

Vlessing, E. (February 29, 2016). Canada’s Great Cable Unbundling. The Hollywood Reporter.

Watson, H. G. (February 29, 2016). Media concentration in Canada climbs as news rooms shrink. J-Source.

Reynolds, C. (February 29, 2016). Bell’s TV starter package is now only $25 — but will anyone want it? Toronto Star.

Democracy warning as Canadian media merge and newspapers close (February 24, 2016). The Guardian

Winseck, D. (February 12, 2016). The clash over the Internet infrastructure of the 21st century. Policy Options.

Shufelt, T. & Dobby, C. (January 25, 2016). Guelph Mercury newspaper to close amid financial pressures. Globe and Mail.

Postmedia-Sun merger ‘foolishly’ accepted by Competition Bureau, prof says (January 20, 2016). CBC News Ottawa.

Bjornson, L. (December 5, 2015). Niche ethnic media struggle to compete. New Canadian Media.

Livesey, B. (November 27, 2015). Postmedia empire falters while CEO Paul Godfrey earns millions. Toronto Star.

Livesey, Bruce (November 24, 2015). The tawdry fall of the Postmedia newspaper empire. National Observer.

Shaw, G. (November 24, 2015). Netflix, shomi, Crave TV: Choosing the streaming service that best for you. Financial Post.

Harris, M. (November 12, 2015). Citizen Shame: Politics, Paul Godfrey and Postmedia’s humiliation. iPolitics.

Tencer, D. (November 10, 2015). Canada’s Newspapers Were In The Tank For Harper, Media Analysis Finds. Huffington Post.

Winseck, D. (November 3, 2015). Canadian newspaper editorial election endorsements: elite and out of sync. Policy Options.

Barber, J. (November 1, 2015). Election deals blow to Canada’s dominant press group. The Guardian.

McGee, C. (October 21, 2015). Do editorial endorsements matter? Ryerson Review of Journalism.

Buckler, G. (July 8, 2015). Does Media Ownership Matter. Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression.

Desjardins, L. (March 25, 2015). Corporation executive interferes in news coverage. Radio-Canada International.

Gallant, J. (March 25, 2015). Bell Media president apologizes for intervening in CTV news coverage. Toronto Star.

Winseck, D. (March 28, 2015). At Bell Media, editorial meddling by execs appears to be a recurring problem. Policy Options.

Winseck, D. (March 16, 2015). The CRTC’s latest Talk TV decisions: Sweeping change or plus ça change? Policy Options.

Abma, D. (March 11, 2015). Connectivity beats content in telecom/media sector: report. The Wire Report (subs only).

Nowak, P. (February 11, 2015). Canada’s looming streaming video showdown. Canadian Business.

Myers, C. (2014-2015). The Business of Media. Canadian Media Directors Council. Toronto: Rogers.

Levinson King, R. (February 2, 2015). Canadian viewers will get to see U.S. ads during 2017 Super Bowl: In bold speech, CRTC comes out in favour of network neutrality, Super Bowl ads and free TV. Toronto Star

Montgomery, M. (January 6, 2015). Media concentration in Canada: new study provides facts. Radio-Canada International.

Trio calls on government to reign in major telecoms. (Nov. 20, 2014). The Wire report (subscribers only).

 Mills, C. (November 17, 2014). TC Media sells 15 consumer magazines to TVA, including Canadian Living and The Hockey News. J-Source.ca.

Karadeglija, A. (October 15, 2014). EU countries could be next for regulator-Netflix conflict (subscribers only).

Abma, D. (October 9, 2014). Rogers-Shaw merger seen as making complete sense (subscribers only).

Bradshaw, J. (October 6, 2014). Postmedia-Quebecor deal raises questions on future of newspapers.

Huffington Post (October 6, 2014). Postmedia – Quebecor Deal: Media Ownership Worries are Beside the Point: Expert.

Canadian Press (October 6, 2014). Experts weigh in on concentration of Canadian media ownership. CTV News

Canadian Press (October 6, 2014). Experts weigh in on concentration of Canadian media ownershipMacleans.

CBC (September 23, 2014). Netflix refuses CRTC demand to hand over subscriber data.

Pedwell, T. (September 22, 2014). Interference by PMO emboldened Neflix against broadcaster, experts say. CTV News.

Pedwell, T. (September 19, 2014). Netflix tells CRTC consumers should vote with their dollars. CBC News.

CBC (September 11, 2014). CRTC hearings: How the outcome could affect your cable and internet bill.

Dobby, C. (May 6, 2014). Why Ottawa keeps failing at its quest to give Canadians more telecom choices. National Post.

Cheadle, B. (March 11, 2014). Some mayors concerned over separatist ownership of English community newspapers. Winnipeg Free Press

Academics ask telcos about information disclosure to government (Jan. 22, 2014). The Wire report (subscribers only).

Raj, A. (Dec. 17, 2013). Jean-Pierre Blais Is On A Mission As CRTC Chief – But Whose Mission Is It? Huffington Post.

Austen, I. (Dec. 11. 2013). Canada to stop delivering mail to city homes over five years. New York Times.

Schick, S. (Dec. 11, 2013). Canada can’t research its way out of the wireless wars. Yahoo! Finance Canada.

Fontaine, P. (November 29, 2013). Diversity of Media Ownership Literally Non-Existent in CanadaJ-SourceThe Canadian Journalism Project.

Pilieci, V. (November 22, 2013). Canada would be well served by welcoming wireless competition: researcherOttawa Citizen.

Carleton University paper argues for more wireless competitionThe Wire Report, November 25, 2013.

Carleton Study Challenges Claims of Big Mobile Wireless Players and Promotes Need for Maverick Brands. Morning Post Exchange. November 25, 2013.

Tencer, D. (Nov. 22, 2013). Wireless Competition In Canada: The Good, The Bad And The UglyThe Huffington Post

Tencer, D. (Nov. 22, 2013). 3 Radical  Proposals For Reforming Canada’s Wireless IndustryThe Huffington Post.

Plokhi, O. (Nov. 18, 2013). Ottawa’s moves in telecom get wide ranging reactions at industry conference. iPolitics.

Kyonka, N. (Nov. 18, 2013). Analysts, academics take sides on whether wireless regulations help or harm consumers. The Wire Report (subs only).

Canada’s Emperors Wearing No Clothes! The Tyee, November 4, 2013.

What does media concentration look likeThe Tyee (undated)

Lu, Vanessa. What happens if TV unbundles? Toronto Star, October 15, 2013.

Media concentration inches downward, research group says. (May 15, 2013). The Wire report (subscribers only).

Doyle, S. (May 7, 2013). Rogers would look at buying TMN, urges CRTC to order Bell to divest the channel. The Wire Report (subs only).

Dobby, C. (May 5, 2013). BCE-Astral deal will hurt consumers’ level of choice, interest group warnsNational Post.

Winseck, Dwayne. On Bell Astral Merger, the CRTC should take its timeGlobe & Mail, February 4, 2013.

Kyonka, N. (Dec. 4, 2012). Industry contemplates ‘what if’ move to pick-and-pay TV.  The Wire Report (subs only).

Naughton, John. Would you trust Vladimir Putin with the keys to the web? The Guardian, November 25, 2012.

Campion-Smith, Bruce. Consumers the focus in CRTC’s rejection of Bell take-over of Astral Media, experts saysToronto Star, October 19, 2012. 

Winseck, Dwayne. The CRTC and the Bell Astral Deal: What Happened and Why. Huffington Post. October 22, 2012. 

Winseck, Dwayne. Who’s Watching You on the InternetHuffington Post, October 15, 2012.

Roseman, Ellen. Bell’s Astral takeover could mean TV strangleholdToronto Star, September 11, 2012.

Hayley, Andrea and Miller, Reuben. Astral/BCE merger may require TV divestitures, industry sources sayDeal Reporter, September 7, 2012.

Wallace, Kenyon. Competitors try to block Bell Canada from buying Astral Media. The Toronto Star, September 9, 2012.

Houpt, S. & S. Ladurantaye. Is Bell too big? Globe and Mail, September 1, 2012.

CRTC should nix Bell’s Astral takeover, prof arguesCBC, August 17

More Consumer and Industry Voices Say No to Bell CanadaWall Street Journal, August 10, 2012.

Freeman, S. (March 16, 2012). BCE takes over one of few remaining independents, shrinks media landscape.

Netflix reaches exclusive deal for Arrested Development in Canada. (July 12, 2012). The Wire report (subscribers only).

Bell to grab Astral’s 17.6% Quebec specialty channel audience share. (March 16, 2012). The Wire report (subscribers only).

Burgess, M. (Aug. 9, 2011). With an eye to top policy issues, major telcos appoint former cabinet ministers to boards. The Wire report (subscribers only).

Burgess, M. (June 14, 2011). Canadian broadcasters can take lessons from FCC report on local news, critics say. The Wire report (subscribers only).

Burgess, M. (April 28, 2011). Potential regulation of Netflix steeped in questions, barbed answers. The Wire report (subscribers only).