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Established in the 1930s, CBC News is the department within the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the news gathering and production of news programs on CBC television, radio and online services. CBC News is the largest news broadcaster in Canada with local, regional, and national broadcasts and stations.


CBC News Standards

The CBC follows the Journalistic Standards and Practices which provides the policy framework within which CBC journalism seeks to meet the expectations and obligations it faces from the public.


The CBC set out to maintaining its accuracy, integrity and fairness in its journalism. As a Canadian institution and a press undertaking, CBC set out the Journalistic Standards and Practices and works in compliance with a these principles. Balanced viewpoints must be presented through on-the-air discussions. As it is for other public and private journalistic undertakings, credibility in the eyes of the general population is seen as the corporations most valuable asset. The CBC Ombudsman is completely independent of CBC program staff and management, reporting directly to the President of CBC and, through the President, to the Corporation’s Board of Directors.

News output



The Television News section of CBC News is responsible for the main news programs on CBC News Network and Réseau de l'information, as well as producing local supper hour news programs, national news programs like The National and Le Téléjournal, and news, business, weather and sports information on Air Canada's inflight entertainment.[1]

The distinctive music on all CBC television news programs was introduced in 2006. It was part of the extensive rebranding of all news programming under the CBC News title.

Local news

Most local newscasts on CBC Television are currently branded as CBC News at Six, while all local newscasts on the French network are branded as Le Téléjournal followed by the city or region they serve (e.g. Le Téléjournal Montréal).


CBC Radio News produces on the hour updates for the CBC's national radio stations and provides content for regional updates. The majority of news and information is aired on CBC Radio One and Première Chaîne.


CBC News Online is the CBC's news website. Launched in 1996, it is one of the most popular news websites in Canada[citation needed]. The website contains exhaustive regional, national, and international news coverage as well as arts and entertainment, and sport news. Many reports are accompanied by Podcasting, audio and video from the CBC's television and radio news services. CBC News provides streaming content exclusively to users of Microsoft operating systems. There are no plans to provide users of any other systems with content in a non-proprietary vendor-neutral format.

CBC News Bureaux

CBC has reporters stationed in the following cities. Main cities are listed in bold, with the notation (M).


CBC also uses satellite bureaux, with reporters who fly in when a story occurs outside of the bureaux. In the late 1990s, the CBC and other media outlets cut back their overseas operations.

CBC News in other countries

From 1994 to 2000, the CBC, in a venture with Power Broadcasting (former owner of CKWS in Kingston), jointly owned two networks:

  1. Newsworld International (NWI), an American cable channel that rebroadcast much of the programming of CBC Newsworld
  2. Trio, an arts and entertainment channel

In 2000, CBC and Power Broadcasting sold these channels to Barry Diller’s USA Networks. Diller’s company was later acquired by Vivendi Universal, which in turn was partially acquired by NBC to form NBC Universal. NBC Universal still owns the Trio brand, which no longer has any association with the CBC (and, as of the end of 2005, became an Internet-only broadband channel). However, the CBC continued to program NWI, with much of its programming simulcast on the domestic Newsworld service.

In late 2004, as a result of a further change in NWI’s ownership to the INdTV consortium (including Joel Hyatt and former Vice-President of the United States Al Gore), NWI ceased airing CBC programming on August 1, 2005, when it was renamed Current TV.

On September 11, 2001, several American broadcasters without their own news operations, including C-SPAN, carried the CBC’s coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and Washington, DC. In the days after September 11, C-SPAN carried CBC’s nightly newscast, The National, anchored by Peter Mansbridge. The quality of this coverage was recognized specifically by the Canadian Journalism Foundation; editor-in-chief Tony Burman later accepted the Excellence in Journalism Award (2004) – for “rigorous professional practice, accuracy, originality and public accountability” – on behalf of the service.

C-SPAN has also carried CBC’s coverage of major events affecting Canadians, including:

With the launch of Sirius Canada in December 2005, some of the CBC's radio networks (including CBC Radio One, Radio Canada International, and Sirius-exclusives Radio Three and Bande à part channels) are available to Sirius subscribers in the United States.

Foreign Correspondents

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