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The Real News

Posted in Media, News by homeyra on October 12, 2007

The Promise

See also Frequently asked questions: CEO Paul Jay answers 20 question about The Real News

Canadian journalist Paul Jay, former executive producer of CBC, is the founder of Independent World Television – The Real News , a project to establish an independent news and current affairs network without government or corporate funding. The network will be supported by its viewers.

The Real News Network

The Real News youtube page

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  1. t36 said, on October 14, 2007 at 10:17 am

    thanks for this information. This sounds like the same principle printed press was based upon for many years, until public television and then private television started providing “free” news, paid either by state taxes or publicity. After this printed press struggled to maintain sales, and now rely on adverts to complement their income. Why should it be otherwise with “the real news”? Cable TV channels only manage to touch a very small audience, simply because of the extend of choice available. It will be interesting to see how this develops.

    On another point, they say they are “independent” from publicity, but how independent are they from other pressure groups? Who are the generous philanthropist who started them in the first place?
    Have a nice day.

  2. homeyra said, on October 20, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Thank you for putting the issue into perspective.
    In the FAQ, Jay addresses some of these questions such as:
    You claim The Real News will be independent. Why?
    How will The Real News be different from major television news?
    How will The Real News be different from public broadcasters?
    Many people don’t watch the news or vote. Aren’t people too apathetic for this to work?
    What makes you think people want more context and depth?

    See also meet our supporters.


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