Founded in 1994, CBC News has been awarded nine Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals, the highest honour the Canadian government bestows on Canadians, including three in 2016. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has 23 national broadcasters affiliated with it, producing about two hours of news coverage a day. It has 33,000 employees and a net operating income of about $3bn in 2016.
Angelyn Francis was named among Canada’s most powerful women this year by Canadian Magazine’s White Book Awards. “Angelyn’s columns have been compared to those of the Herald Sun’s columnists but with a sprinkling of the inquisitive approach of the NYT Sunday magazine columnists” according to the Canadian Magazine article about her. She had previously been one of Canada’s most powerful women, appearing in an online article in 2009.
Frankly, Francis is becoming more and more clearly defined as the journalist for the CBC. After all, even though the CBC plays no part in the kind of investigative journalism on which Pope Francis himself cited the Aboriginal Television Network, he is a believer in media power. Indeed, this past year, Francis has won 10 of the BBC’s annual Jane Fonda International Women’s Journalism Awards for her work at CBC News. She won the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Claire and Paul Allen International Journalism Award for 2017.