I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Jané, Chief Editor of CBC/Radio-Canada’s new tech news magazine, SYNC, which was released last week.
I asked Paul a few questions about the new webzine’s content and objectives.
- What can we expect to find in it?
SYNCwill focus on media and technology, and its content will be written by staff members from all tech-related departments across CBC/Radio-Canada. The Technology Strategy Board (TSB), which groups together all of our media technology components and which sponsors the magazine, wanted to create a space where it would be possible to share and discuss innovative ideas. It’s another platform we’re creating to help inform Canadians and keep them up to date about our latest projects and achievements.
- What topics will SYNC cover?
Diehard techies will be well served, as well as those who are interested in how media production is adapting in the face of constantly evolving technology. Some articles will present new technologies, while others will discuss their impact on what we do as a broadcaster. Our team is all set to delve into any and all interesting, in-the-now topics that CBC/Radio-Canada employees suggest.
- How is SYNC different from its predecessor, CBC/Radio-Canada’s Technology Review?
Our mag’s previous incarnation essentially targeted industry people, but SYNC will encourage a much wider readership to stay informed and take an interest in what we do. The debut issue will feature articles on the development of cloud computing and Radio-Canada’s Montreal’s North and South Shore web spaces launched in fall 2011. As they read, people will also come to understand that CBC/Radio-Canada’s media technology groups have a hand in many different spheres of activity.
Attention all techies – don’t miss the flagship issue of SYNC, available at http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/reporting-to-canadians/sync.
- Sophie Bernard-Piché, Editor, CBC/Radio-Canada