Recommended Read: CHEK republic

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Kimberley Budd
This week's book tells the story of how Victoria's own CHEK-TV became the first employee-owned television station in North America

This week's recommended read, CHEK republic : a revolution in local television by Diane Dakers is a local story about Victoria's own CHEK-TV!

From the publisher, Heritage House Publishing: "In 2009, Victoria's CHEK-TV became the first employee-owned television station in North America after corporate owner CanWest Global threatened to shut it down. The David-and-Goliath story made national headlines and reawakened a belief in local, independent broadcasting. In the five years since the employee purchase of the station, CHEK has weathered the challenges of independent ownership and remains proudly local, in every sense of the word. While the future of media is unpredictable and the feasibility of local television continues to be challenged, CHEK Republic is, at its core, a success story, chronicling the long history, near downfall, and rebirth of a truly one-of-a-kind media outlet."

Swing by the library and borrow this book today! Call number: HE8700.9.C3 D35 2014