Montreal, Quebec, June 10, 2010 - Quebecor Media Inc. and Sun Media Corporation are pleased to announce the appointment of David Akin as Sun Media National Bureau Chief in Ottawa, and Brian Lilley as a Senior Correspondent.Big stuff happening in the Canadian Newsmedia industry. Big, big, big...
David Akin has had a 25-year career in both print and television. At CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson, Mr. Akin received a Gemini Award for his reporting. While working for The Globe and Mail, Mr. Akin received a National Newspaper Award citation of merit. He was also a member of the inaugural staff of National Post. Most recently, Mr. Akin was the National Affairs Correspondent for Canwest News Service.
In addition to his work in traditional media platforms, Mr. Akin has also been a pioneer in digital platforms. A blogger for almost a decade, Mr. Akin's On The Hill is one of the Top 15 most-read political blogs in the country and, last year, Mr. Akin was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Ottawa" by the Hill Times.
Brian Lilley is a veteran broadcaster having spent the last decade in major market radio across Canada. In addition to work in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, Brian has spent the last five years as Ottawa Bureau Chief for Canada's largest private radio broadcaster.
Stay tuned. More to come! The Old Media in Canada must now be shaking in its boots at the prospect of a fair-and-balanced 24-hour Canadian news network as a competitor. They've already suffered serious losses, including in audience. Imagine what'll happen to them once Canada has a news channel that tells it like it is, regardless of political correctness and all that. No longer shall the Old Media have a monopoly on broadcasting. Betcha the Liberals are nervous, too, at the prospect of there being a powerful broadcaster who doesn't toe the Liberal Party line... Yup... The Left will have something new to bash, while regular folks have a real alternative to the same old, same old "progressive"-propaganda media... Gonna be fun to watch!
Think... FAIR AND BALANCED!