In the news … October 10, 2014

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People, Places and Players Making News on the Canadian Digital Media Scene

Top Media CEO Named to Vancouver Economic Commission Board

Shahrzad Rafati, founder and CEO of Vancouver, BC-based media and technology company BroadbandTV, has been appointed to the Vancouver Economic Commission’s board of directors.

The nine member team features strong representation from key Vancouver economic sectors including Digital Entertainment & Interactive, Technology, Green Economy as well as Finance and Education.

Rafati has been recognized by numerous industry and community groups for her contributions to the media industry, and entrepreneurship. In 2013, Rafati was responsible for closing a strategic partnership and investment with RTL Group, Europe's largest media conglomerate, and a unit of Bertelsmann, one of the world’s largest media companies. At the time, the $36 million investment marked the largest private placement into an Internet media company in Canada since 2007.

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Quebecor announces sale of English-language papers

Quebecor announced today that it has reached an agreement with Postmedia Network Canada Corporation (Postmedia) whereby Postmedia will acquire Sun Media Corporation’s English-language operations, consisting of 175 newspapers and publications, including the Sun chain of dailies, namely the Ottawa Sun, Toronto Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Sun and Calgary Sun, as well as The London Free Press, the 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver, and community dailies and weeklies, buyers’ guides and specialty publications [Including the Fairview Post, Peace River Record Gazette, Peace Country Sun and Grande Prairie Herald Tribune].

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CNW Breakfast with the Media Toronto Video Now Available

Today's tumultuous media landscape is a navigational challenge for both journalists and public relations professionals alike. CNW's Breakfast with the MediaState of the Media 2014 events featured media panels describing life in the newsroom and how to best work with journalists in the current news environment.

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