Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada

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David Skinner, James Robert Compton, Mike Gasher
Lexington Books, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 344 pages
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What purpose does the news media serve in contemporary North American society? In this collection of essays, experts from both the United States and Canada investigate this question, exploring the effects of media concentration in democratic systems. Specifically, the scholars collected here consider, from a range of vantage points, how corporate and technological convergence in the news industry in the United States and Canada impacts journalism's expressed role as a medium of democratic communication. More generally, and by necessity, Converging Media, Diverging Politics speaks to larger questions about the role that the production and circulation of news and information does, can, and should serve. The editors have gathered an impressive array of critical essays, featuring interesting and well-documented case studies that will prove useful to both students and researchers of communications and media studies.
  

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Contents

Has a Free Press Helped to Kill Democracy?
1
Mapping the Threads
7
US Media Policy Then and Now
25
So Much by So Few Media Policy and Ownership in Canada
51
Clear Channel The Poster Child for Everything Thats Wrong with Consolidation
77
Aspergate Concentration Convergence and Censorship in Canadian Media
101
HyperCommercialism and the Media The Threat to Journalism and Democratic Discourse
117
News Agency Dominance in International News on the Internet
145
Angels of the Public Interest US Media Reform
201
Journalism Education in the Posthistorical University
223
The Alternative Communication Movement in Quebecs Mediascape
249
Canadian Cyberactivism in the Cycle of Counterglobalization Struggle
267
Turning the Tide
291
Bibliography
305
Index
335
List of Contributors
341

Bourdieus Show and Hide Paradox Reconsidered Audience Experiences of Convergence in the Canadian Mediascape
165
Reforming Media Parries and Pirouettes in the US Policy Process
187

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About the author (2005)

David Skinner is assistant professor in the Communication Studies Program at York University, Toronto. James R. Compton is assistant professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Mike Gasher is associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Journalism at Concordia University, Montreal.

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