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Simon Houpt

Senior Media Writer

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CBC urged to find new funding models

A Canadian senator who serves on a parliamentary committee that just wrapped up a study of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is attacking his colleagues and the recommendations they made for the public broadcaster

Jul 20, 2015

Dispute erupts over credit for finding Franklin flagship

In a blog post, Paul Watson writes that federal civil servants and others involved in searching for Sir John Franklin’s lost ships are accusing an expedition member of spreading ‘distorted and inaccurate accounts’

Jul 08, 2015

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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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