Communicating in Canada's Past: Essays in Media History by Gene AllenCommunicating in Canada's Past: Essays in Media History by Gene Allen

Communicating in Canada's Past: Essays in Media History

EditorGene Allen, Daniel Robinson

Paperback | November 14, 2009

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Communicating in Canada's Past evolved out of essays presented at the inaugural Conference on Media History in Canada of 2006, which brought together media historians from across the disciplines and from both French and English Canada. The first collection of its kind, this volume assembles both well-established and up-and-coming scholars to address sizable gaps in the literature on media history in Canada.

Communicating in Canada's Past includes a substantial introduction to media history as a field of study, historiographical essays by senior scholars Mary Vipond, Paul Rutherford, and Fernande Roy, and original research essays on a range of subjects, including print journalism, radio, television, and advertising. Editors Gene Allen and Daniel J. Robinson have provided a sophisticated, wide-ranging introduction for those who are new to media history while also assembling a valuable collection of new research and theory for those already familiar with the field.

Gene Allen is a professor in the School of Journalism and the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University. A professional journalist for 20 years at the Globe and Mail and the CBC, he was director of research and a senior producer for the award-winning documentary series Canada: A People's History and edi...
Title:Communicating in Canada's Past: Essays in Media HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:November 14, 2009Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802094988

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Media History as Concept and Practice Gene Allen and Daniel J. Robinson

Part I: New Research in Canadian Media History
The Catholic Press: A Challenge ot the 'Journalism of Information' Paradigm Dominique Marquis
Old Media, New Media and Competition: Canadian Press and the Emergence of Radio News Gene Allan
Britishness, the BBC and the Birth of Canadian Public Broadcasting, 1928-1936 Simon J. Potter
The Luxury of Moderate Use': Seagram and Moderation Advertising Daniel J. Robinson
Evelyn Dick, Soap Star: Newspaper Coverage of the Torso Murder Case Alison Jacques
Variety Show as National Identity: CBC Television and Dominion Day Celebrations, 1958-1980 Matthew Hayday
Politics? Fear Not!: The Rise of the Average Superhero in the Visual Rhetoric of Bill Davis' 1971 Election Pamphlet James Cairns

Part II: Historiography and Media History

Whence and Whither: The Historiography of Canadian Broadcasting Mary Vipond
Recent Trends in Research on the History of the Press in Quebec: Towads a Cultural History Fernande Roy
Encounters with Theory Paul Rutherford