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Power and Betrayal in the Canadian Media : Updated Edition / David Taras.

Author/Creator:
Taras, David, author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2019]
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Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Summary:
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.
Contents:
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
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781442602878
OCLC:
1110706977
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442602878 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.