Radio & Television

Employee code of conduct designed to safeguard “journalistic independence” at Bell

MONTREAL – Employees at BCE will soon adhere to a new code of conduct designed to “enhance protection of journalistic independence” as the company continues to grapple with fallout from last month’s allegations that former Bell Media president Kevin Crull interfered with CTV’s news coverage of a CRTC decision.In announcing Crull’s subsequent departure from Bell Media on April 9, president and CEO George Cope said that the independence of the company’s news operations “is of paramount importance to our company”, and that “there can be no doubt that Bell will always uphold the journalistic standards that have made CTV the most...