Dube to Leave MSNBC for CBC.ca

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By: E&P Staff

Jonathan Dube, the MSNBC.com managing producer and a major figure in the online-news business, will become editorial director of CBC.ca in July, Canada’s CBC announced today.

Dube, who is now based in Seattle, is a board member of the Online News Association and the founder of CyberJournalist.net, a resource site for journalists online. He also writes a column for the Poynter Institute.

“I’m very pleased, and I consider it testimony to CBC.ca’s many recent successes, that we have been able to attract a journalist and industry leader of Jonathan’s caliber to lead our award-winning news, arts, and sports coverage,” Sue Gardner, senior director of CBC.ca, said in a statement. “The editorial director is a new position at CBC.ca, and it’s a critical step as we continue to invest in increasing quality and service for the online audience. CBC.ca’s goal is to be in the very top tier of quality media sites, on par with the BBC and the New York Times. We’re confident Jonathan can help us do that.”

Before coming to MSNBC.com, Dube was a national producer for ABCNEWS.com, and he wrote for the Columbia Journalism Review, Washington Monthly, and The Charlotte Observer. In 1998 he provided blog-based coverage of Hurricane Bonnie for the Observer, marking the first time a mainstream news site used blogging to cover breaking news, the CBC statement said. He has won awards from the Online News Association and Columbia University.

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