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Simon Houpt

Senior Media Writer

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CBC staff brace for budget cuts expected Thursday

Employees of public broadcaster are expecting deep cuts because of a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall, with some told that the sports, sales, and factual programming departments will be hit especially hard

Apr 08, 2014

DHX Media buys Degrassi TV studio

World’s largest independent provider of children’s TV programming adds teen soap franchise to portfolio with $33-million deal

Apr 03, 2014

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Simon Houpt is the Globe and Mail's senior media writer, charged with covering the industry's transformation. He began his career with The Globe in 1999 as the paper's New York arts correspondent, covering the cultural life of that city through Canadian eyes. After 10 years on the beat, including six as a weekly columnist, he returned to the Globe's Toronto news room in the summer of 2009 to join the Report on Business as its advertising and marketing reporter. Prior to The Globe, Houpt worked on the CBC-TV new media current affairs show Undercurrents. He is the author of Museum of the Missing: A History of Art Theft.


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