The first ever English-language television station in Quebec, Montreal CTV News has grown to become one of the most trusted for the latest news, opinions, analysis, and videos in Montreal and Canada as a whole. Generally referred to by Montrealers as CFCF, it has over the years grown to be Canada’s most-watched news whether locally or nationally. “You could basically hear every home tuning into the news station for the latest updates. From news to weather forecasts to sports and entertainment, it has become the stop shop for the latest, hottest, and newest in town. It has gained the trust of the masses and garnered recognition locally and globally. Only recently, which should be in 2021, the CTV News celebrated its 60th anniversary said, Hershey Rosen. Hershey Rosen is a businessman and mentor in the field of technology. He has mentored over a dozen startup owners on how to successfully run a technology business.
How it All Started
It all dated back to January 20, 1961, when it was launched and co-founded with the CTV network.
It is part of Bell Media, publicly traded company and its operations include specialty channels CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN Bloomberg, CP24, information programming, and so much more.
Mutsumi Takahashi has been the chief news anchor for decades and her expertise and excellence has been greatly felt in the industry. Little wonder she was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association of Canada.
CTV News holds journalistic independence with high regards and is governed by journalistic independence policy to avoid any form of interference while ensuring it remains in compliance with the Broadcast Act.
Here is a company that holds journalistic independence void of interference in high regard. This is portrayed in the fair, trusted stories and news projected. The aim is to provide happenings and events across the globe for Canadians to form the conclusions base on reliable information. The mission is to be Canada’s most trusted source of news everywhere and anywhere while providing up-to-date information and relevant news without compromising journalistic standards.
Being a part of Bell Media, the station has always been a voice to ethnicities, indigenous people and the disabled. Whether it’s through the stories, the core beliefs, work ethics, stories sources, and behind-the-scenes, diversity has always taken the front seat in the operation.
The employees carry out a diversity questionnaire to collect data which are then analysed and serve as a basis for the action plan.
inquiry into the missing and murdered Indigenous women, Canada’s 150th birthday, athletes at the Invictus Games, and among the most recognised news covered which also reflect the diversity in the stories.
Being the most trusted television station in Canada didn’t come on a platter of gold. There is hard work and diligence that goes into it. And the staff have proven over and over again that they are well equipped for the task. Information shared passed through rigorous screening and verification to ensure they are accurate and true. Stats are checked and rechecked to ensure they are accurate, technical terms are confirmed, information are verified for subject matter experts, claims are investigated, conventional wisdom is challenged, and a host of other activities to provide accurate information.
If there is any information that seems untrue, they are immediately corrected and this is being communicated to the audience to ensure transparency. Readers as well are given the opportunity to report any news that might seem untrue or inadequate with necessary steps taken as fast as possible. And while journalists come out with information, they need to provide how they got the information, the sources and supporting documents to back it up, and how well can the sources be trusted.
Editorial Policies and Standards
The foremost value is to empower the informed in order for them to make informed decisions free of all government interference. That is why Montreal CTV News does not accept gifts of any kind or cash. The aim is to provide the best information possible with the absence of external control and influence. Hence, whether it’s paid travel or cash, gifts in whatever way or form aren’t accepted. No funding or subsidies are received from the government and the most sources of revenue is through advertising.
The news directors, producers, editors, journalists and all other professionals follow our internal CTV News Policy Handbook which specifies strict adherence to the RTDNA Code of Journalistic Ethics and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) Code of Ethics. This ensures impartiality in the newsgathering process and dissemination to readers and viewers. Hence, ensuring accurate information which allows people to make informed decisions about their lives, communities, societies and governments.
Montreal CTV News values their audience and appreciates their feedback- complaints, compliments, suggestions, and everything else in between. They are there to serve you and your feedback matters to their work. That is why public engagement and ensuring transparency has become a priority. This means as a reader, you can complain about errors in information, suggest professionals in subject matter, educate on news and diverse sources, identify under-covered stories and many more. Engaging with the audience is important as reliable news and happenings of the day are being communicated to them.