Questioning the CBC’s decision to remove Jian Ghomeshi’s interviews

By the end of 2014, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, or CBC, was enmeshed in one of its biggest scandals to date. Jian Ghomeshi, the once-popular host and co-creator of the interview show Q, had been fired and accused of multiple acts of sexual assault.

What happened next stirred up its own share of controversy. The CBC announced it would remove the Q archives, essentially erasing Ghomeshi from radio history.

I analyze what scrubbing the Q archives would mean for the CBC in this piece for the Columbia Journalism Review.

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