Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Founded in 1936 • Trust Project news partner since
CBC News is Canada's publicly owned news and information service. It is rooted in every region of the country and reports on Canada and the world to provide a Canadian perspective on news and current affairs.
CBC News is a division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Its staff gathers and produces news for CBC Television, CBC Radio, CBC News Network, and CBC.ca. The largest news broadcaster in Canada, CBC has local, regional and national broadcasts and stations. It frequently collaborates with its French-language counterpart, Radio-Canada Info, though the two are organizationally separate. The CBC has established journalistic standards and practices that provide the policy framework for its journalism and mission to serve the public.
CBC journalists are stationed in over 40 cities across Canada, along with bureaus in London, Beijing, Washington, New York City, Los Angeles and Moscow.
CBC News uses pop-up bureaus as well, with reporters who fly in when a story occurs beyond existing bureaus.
CBC's mission is to inform, reveal, contribute to the understanding of issues of public interest and to encourage citizens to participate in a free and democratic society.
As Canada’s national public news and information service, CBC aims to serve the public interest, reflect diversity, protect its independence, act responsibly and to be accountable. In its news gathering process, CBC seeks to be accurate, fair, balanced, impartial and to report with integrity.
CBC has four sources of direct funding: government appropriations for operating and capital expenditures, advertising revenue, subscriber fees and financing and other income.
CBC News is committed to accurately reflecting the range of experiences and points of view of all citizens. It aims for all Canadians, of whatever origins, perspectives and beliefs, to feel that news and current affairs coverage is relevant to them and lives up to CBC principles.
CBC assumes a special responsibility to reflect regional and cultural diversity, as well as fostering respect and understanding across regions.
Corrections or clarifications are added to online articles at the bottom of the story; TV or radio correctives are done on air on the relevant broadcast. CBC News is also publicly tracking significant corrections or clarifications to TV and radio news reports and online articles.
CBC makes every effort to disclose the identity of interviewees and to give the context and explanations necessary for the audience to judge the relevance and credibility of their statements. Its policy allows for, in exceptional cases and for serious cause, withholding such information in whole or in part. In such cases CBC explains the situation to the audience without disclosing the information that must be kept secret.
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