Canadian Network to Consolidate News

Global News Canada says they are making sweeping changes to how it produces news in Canada, i.e. their going to start doing news on the cheap. 

The company announcement that it will consolidate much of its production across Canada and change how the late-night and weekend newscasts are produced.

“We’re actually rolling out a plan to shift the news organization in a bigger way to a story-centric production model and that means moving past some of the traditional ways we’ve produced television newscasts, to one where we touch the content once, make sure that it is best-catered for the audience and then deliver it,” Troy Reeb, the senior vice president of news and station operations said as he tried to spin the cuts.

The production of the late-night and weekend newscasts east of Alberta, as well as Kelowna, will be moved to Toronto, where a single-anchor team will produce a local newscast for each market.

Local morning shows and early evening newscasts will continue to be anchored from studios in local markets, though the production of some national and international segments will be centralized in Toronto.

The national and international segments of news programs will be the same throughout the country, freeing up resources in each market for local news gathering, Reeb said.

“We’ll actually increase reporting assets at the front-line through this in many locations and we’ll be able to increase the number of hours of news that we produce every week, though it is going to be a big change in the way that people traditionally think of television.”

Love how management tries to spin budget cuts and make it sound like it is something new and innovative.

Just saying....