In The Tangled Garden: A Canadian Cultural Manifesto for the Digital Age, Richard Stursberg, the former head of English Services at CBC, looks at how Canada can provide a counterweight to the U.S.’ huge cultural influence.
Richard Stursberg, former head of English Services at CBC, pictured April 24, 2019, in The Hill Times' office, says he's a 'bit surprised' there hasn't been more outrage in communities about the decline of the local news industry. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canadians are increasingly at risk of checking out of the national conversation with the decline of the news industry and the arrival of American streaming services, argues Richard Stursberg, a former CBC executive, in his new book.
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