The News We Deserve: The Transformation Of Canada's Media Landscape

byMarc EdgeForeword byVincent Mosco

November 24, 2016|
The News We Deserve: The Transformation Of Canada's Media Landscape by Marc Edge
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The News We Deserve: The Transformation of Canada's Media Landscape documents the most under-reported story in Canadian news: the behind-the-scenes takeovers, mergers, share swaps, regulatory maneuvers, and private ambitions that have reshaped the content and business models of today's print and online newspapers to privilege corporate profits and political influence over the goal of informing citizens. A generation of laissez-faire government attitudes towards media ownership smoothed the way for the stealthy transformation of Canada's mainstream press from its old ideal as fearless expositor of truth, as epitomized by Woodward and Bernstein, to a partisan, activist press that openly advocates certain outcomes. A driving force behind these incremental but radical changes has been share ownership and the influence of financial markets. While in the USA the tendency has been a focus on business and consumers' wallets, in Canada the media's new owners have strived for political power and influence. The new owners' reach extends from the anchors reading the day's soundbites and the front pages of the shrinking-but-still-influential newspapers to the schools forging the next generation of journalists.
Marc Edge, a former reporter and editor who holds a PhD in Mass Communication from Ohio University, is a journalism educator and former reporter who has been following the struggle for the control of Canada's news outlets, and for the hearts and minds of their audiences, for two decades. He is the author of three previous books on the ...
Title:The News We Deserve: The Transformation Of Canada's Media Landscape
Product dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.59 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.59 in
Published:November 24, 2016
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781554201211

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