The CBC has argued to the CRTC that social/new media don’t present a threat to it. It may actually be right, for those of you who’ve read Our Lives in Digital Times (2006, downloadable from StatsCan’s website), which demonstrates that “old” media continue to exist quite happily with new media. There is a strong marketing component behind new media that continually depicts it as the wave of the future that will destroy old media. Facts do not bear this point of view out.
CBC blog, July 18 2008