When it comes to Web 2.0, the CBC gets a lot of kudos. Under the direction of Sue Gardner, the site became the most popular news site in Canada because of how it implemented New Media. Well, it looks like some of social media ethic from the CBC website has carried over to their television production. Arts reporter Anna Asimakopulos of the Montreal CBC News at Six is actually inviting viewers to be critics:

I’m Anna Asimakopulos, the arts reporter for CBC News at Six, and I’d like to invite you to be the critic.

I have tickets to great shows in Montreal, and I want you to review them.

If you think you have what it takes to be an entertainment critic for CBC Television, e-mail me or phone me, and let me know why you think you would make a great critic.

How exactly does this experiment work? Well, I’m not sure because I don’t watch much TV these days — what with being a new father. I’m not even sure if it has begun yet or not, but I do intend to find out. I sent Anna and e-mail late last night, and she got back to me this afternoon. I’m waiting to hear back from her, but if its a go, I’ll be reviewing a show for her and the CBC tomorrow evening.

For some of you, this might come as a shock, but I actually have considerable experience doing video, and I was reviewing live shows as far back as 2004.

In any case, it’s all last minute, so I’m anxious over whether or not it’s going to work out, but I really hope that it does because it’s always been a dream of mine to work for or with the CBC. After all, journalism was my first choice. Marketing was just a happy accident. In either case, I’ll let you all know what comes of it all.

One thought on “The 6 O’Clock News 2.0

  1. Dude I fucking said this awhile ago, that you should get into this line of work. It’d be fucking awesome if it worked out, for all of us even. Definetely keep me posted.

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