News and dissent: the press and the politics of peace in Canada

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Ablex Pub. Corp., Oct 1, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
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This volume centers on a critical examination of press coverage of peace-related issues and of the relationships between newspaper journalism and the peace movement in Canada in the 1980s. The chapters deal respectively with the following topics: the relevance and impact of news media in relation to both international peace, and the emergence and success of antiwar movements; a critical review of previous research on the relation between media and antiwar movements; an extensive explanation of the nature of news; an overview of Canada's news media system; the political/discursive context of news concerning peace and defense; several case studies of relevant press coverage; a discussion of how open the news is to the expression of antiwar sentiment; and an epilogue considering whether the "end of the Cold War" has fundamentally changed the nature of North American media coverage of war and peace issues.

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Why Do the Media Matter?
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Mass Media as Militarist Machine? Some Previous
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Explaining the News
51
Copyright

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