THE FUTURE OF THE MEDIA IN QUEBEC IN 2019

November 20, 2019


THE FUTURE OF THE MEDIA IN QUEBEC – 
By Bernard Bujold – 
The future of the major media in Quebec is in a very moribund situation…. 
La Presse+ must eliminate 15 jobs by the end of December 2019 and the 6 dailies of the Capitales Médias group are clinging to a cooperative project, but the Government of Quebec (Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon) has stated that the $21 million financing package is far from being completed (attached) and that failure at this level will force the group to go bankrupt by the end of December 2019. 
To be continued… 

SEE STORY JOBS AT LA PRESSE + 

SEE STORY ON THE PROJECT OF A COOPERATIVE GROUPE CAPITALES MÉDIAS 


LEONARD COHEN – THANKS FOR THE DANCE

November 18, 2019

LEONARD COHEN 
By Bernard Bujold –
A new album THANKS FOR THE DANCE with the voice of Leonard Cohen will be available this Friday, November 22, 2019. A work of his son Adam Cohen. 
I’ve always been a fan of Cohen and I’m not disappointed with the new album. 
In fact, while listening to the album (excerpt) I even discovered a link between Leonard’s voice and the one of the famous character Raymond Reddington. Their tone of voice is similar. This is probably why Reddington is known to be seductive with viewers just reciting short philosophical sentences. Both artists are voice artists… 
SEE STORY LE DEVOIR (Thanks for the Dance album)

THE MODERN SOCIETY IN 2019…

November 18, 2019



THE MODERN SOCIETY IN 2019… 
By Bernard Bujold
The society is divided as never before and one could see it at the best in the media business. Depending on your opinion, you are watching one media and not the other. This is true for Donald Trump in United States as well in Canada with Don Cherry. The fake news naming game is true in the way that every media is taking side and tell the story for his viewers and supporters. One event is either good or bad depending on which media your are watching. 
One could say that we are living in two separate worlds (planets)…
See story The New York Times (Donald Trump and the media)
See story Le Journal de Montréal (Don Cherry)


FIRST SNOWFALL OF 2019

November 12, 2019




Welcome to the first snowfall of 2019 (November 12, 2019) 
https://www.lestudio1.com/English.html


I LOVE MY COTTON SWEATER…

November 12, 2019


I LOVE MY COTTON SWEATER… 
By Bernard Bujold –
We can say that in some respects, Catherine Dorion is reminiscent of Donald Trump! Indeed, the two characters know how to attract the public’s attention and they are actors at heart. Both also love cotton sweater, although the ones of Donald are a little more expensive…. 
One could conclude that I too have something in common with the two stars: I like a warm and comfortable sweater! 
SEE PHOTO


NATHALIE PETROWSKI – STORIES OF NEWSPAPERS

November 11, 2019


NATHALIE PETROWSKI – STORIES OF NEWSPAPERS 
By Bernard Bujold – 
I have just finished reading the new book: PETROWSKI: LA CRITIQUE N’A JAMAIS TUÉ PERSONNE. 
This book retraces the history of Nathalie Petrowski’s career and, in the same way, the history of the three major newspapers where she was a journalist: LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL , LE DEVOIR and LA PRESSE. 
Personally, I have known a little about each of his three major dailies and if Petrowski’s book confirms my perception, the book also told me the parts of the story I didn’t know… 
The look at La Presse is particularly interesting and sheds light on what has been observed from the outside as a reader over the past ten years. The transformation of the newspaper from St-Jacques Street was radical and Nathalie explains the reasons for the current moribund situation of the media, which was once a solid giant. 
Finally, in addition to serving a historical look at Montreal journalism, the book also tells us many anecdotes and gossip about her journalist’s experience. A book I liked very much. 
SEE BOOK WEBSITE


CATHERINE DORION AND THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2019

November 10, 2019


POLITICS, CATHERINE DORION AND PHOTOGRAPHY… 
By Bernard Bujold – 
Quebec MP Catherine Dorion is one of the guests at TOUT LE MONDE EN PARLE on Sunday, November 10, 2019. 
She is talking about photography… 
The National Assembly is a wonderful place to take pictures and when I was a young journalist at the Tribune, I too loved to be photographed in front of the symbols of power but I made sure I was always sober in my costume… It was a matter of shyness! 
SEE WEBSITE TOUT LE MONDE EN PARLE