Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. text file PDF
The Canadian media system, which in many respects is this society's "meeting ground"-its public square-is in the midst of a profound shift away from the foundations on which it has rested comfortably for decades. The publicly financed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, long the backbone of the broadcasting system, is threatened by budget cuts and by technological change. The newspaper industry has fallen into the hands of a few powerful individuals. Huge global corporations and a vast communications revolution are dramatically altering the nature of news and entertainment. This book argues that unless action is taken these changes will narrow our access to the information we need as citizens and damage our capacity to communicate with each other and reflect on ourselves as a community. Power and Betrayal in the Canadian Media is a sweeping exploration of the Canadian media system and the impact it has on Canadian society, politics, and culture.
Frontmatter Contents Dedication Acknowledgements ONE. Putting the Media Under the Spotlight TWO. Media, Citizens, and Democracy THREE. Convergence and the High Waves of Media Change FOUR. Fragmentation Bombs: The New Media and the Erosion of Public Life FIVE. Chilled to the Bone: The Crisis of Public Broadcasting SIX. The Worst Assignment: Reporting National Unity 141 SEVEN. Bringing You Hollywood: Private Broadcasters and the Public Interest EIGHT. The Winds of Right-Wing Change in Canadian Journalism NINE. Confronting the Future Update 2001: Media Conglomerates, the CBC, and Canadian Democracy Notes
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2019)