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Between the Lines: How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, Eleanor
Book
1981
An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources o...
Canada's right-wing media monopolies move further right
Gutstein, Donald
Article
2011
The Canadian news media landscape has changed dramatically since the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications released its underwhelming report on the state of Canadian media in 2006.
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - December 1975: Volume III Number 10
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - January 1976: Volume III Number 11
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - February 1976: Volume III Number 12
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - March 1976: Volume IV Number 1
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - April 1976: Volume IV Number 2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2009
Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they've deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and...
A Comparative Review of Flat Earth News and Newspeak
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
A comparative review of two recent books about the media, one a mainstream view, the other using the propaganda model of media control.
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Corporate Influence in the Media
Shah, Anup
Article
1999
Some nations can influence and control their media greatly. In addition, powerful corporations are becoming major influences on mainstream media. In some places major multinational corporations own me...
Culture Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression
Schiller, Herbert I.
Book
1989
Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly ...
The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers
McChesney, Robert W.; Nichols, John
Article
2009
Journalism is collapsing, and with it comes the most serious threat in our lifetimes to self-government and the rule of law as it has been understood here in the United States.
Everything under control, Life in a managed society: New Internationalist April 1985
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1985
A deluge of commercial messages are subtly undermining the consumer's ability to make autonomous decisions. Discussion of why, and how, social control is becoming the norm in Western societies.
From Politics to Profit: The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920
Sotiron, Minko
Book
1997
Analyzes the transformation of Canadian newspapers that occurred between 1890 and 1920 when daily newspapers slowly changed from political mouthpieces to a marketable industry.
From the Ashes of Dying Newspapers Will Come Authentic News
Giordano, Al
Article
2009
Every time a daily newspaper of the obsolete model lays off another round of reporters, more of them come to us to study and learn the craft anew from this very different and opposite angle: from belo...
Hidden Agendas
Pilger, John
Book
1998
Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he ch...
How do you stop a pipeline when one family owns both the oil and the media?
Astephen,Lynaya
Article
2015
Pipeline opponent’s op-ed rejected by Irving-owned newspaper in New Brunswick.
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
JournalismSources.com
Website
A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A sea...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Capitalism, the State and 21st Century Media Democracy Struggles: An interview with Robert McChesney
McChesney, Robert
Article
2009
Robert McChesney talks about contemporary media capitalism and 21st century media democracy struggles to understand and change it.
The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
Murdoch's Politics: How One Man's Thirst For Wealth and Power Shapes our World
McKnight, David
Book
2013
McKnight tracks Murdoch's influence, from his support for Reagan and Thatcher, his deal with Tony Blair and attacks on Barack Obama. He examines the secretive corporate culture of News Corporation: it...
Newspeak in the 21st Century
Edwards, David; Cromwell, David
Book
2009
Revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016: Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Propaganda model: Connexipedia Article
Article
A theory that alleges systemic biases in the mass media and seeks to explain them in terms of structural economic causes. Views the private media as businesses interested in the sale of a product - re...
Rupert's Empire of Slime: Murdoch's Knife in the Heart of Journalism
Landau, Saul
Article
2011
In the name of freedom of the press Rupert’s Fox News and commentators spew verbal venom on notions that smack of socialist, pink or liberal thought – like taxing billionaires and regulating their cor...
What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1997
Noam Chomsky shares his approach to analyzing media and reveals the meaning and consequence of the strategic design of communication.
Who, or What, Is Behind Postmedia's Election Endorsements?: When hedge funds own newspapers, it's difficult to know
Willcocks, Paul
Article
2015
Did thoughtful editors at Postmedia's daily newspapers across Canada consider the needs of their communities and then unanimously decide to endorse the Conservatives in election editorials?
Why Canada must limit the influence of corporate media
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2009
Traditional news departments follow unwritten but well-understood guidelines concerning what they should not cover. Most people in the newsrooms have been so thoroughly indoctrinated in corporate ideo...
Yesterday's News: Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us
Miller John
Book
1998
Illuminates the decline of print journalism, suggests reasons for this decline and proposes solutions to reverse this downward trend.

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Council of Canadians
We believe that we Canadians should control our natural resources, our energy, our water, and our culture. We believe the important political and economic decisions that decide our future should be ma...
Media Education Foundation
Analyzing worldwide trends in media ownership, commercial content, and the media element of commercial globalization's encroachment on and redefinition of public space.
Mediachannel.org
Reports, opinions and links on media issues, including media news and links to hundreds of media issues organizations around the world.

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Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES SELECT Resources app...
Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

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AMARC welcomes bill limiting media concentration
Sources News Release
2009
AMARC's Latin America and Caribbean office (AMARC-ALC) has welcomed a bill on Audiovisual Communication Services and the government's openness to a participatory process of forums on the suggested tex...
Canadian Newspaper Ownership in the Era of Convergence
Soderlund, Walter C., Hildebrandt, Kit (eds>)
2005
An academic text aimed at scholars and students.
Citizen Activism Challenges Protected Media Oligopoly
Hervieu, Benoît
2011
The issue of news and information is playing a central role in this upsurge of citizen unrest in Chile.
The Cultural Industries in Canada
Problems, Policies and Prospects
Dorland, Michael (ed.)
1996
Dorland discusses policy problems specific to the Canadian cultural industries that produce cultural commodities, such as books, films and television programs.
EFJ Hails "Momentous Success" in Italian Demonstration for "Right to Know. Duty to Inform"
Sources News Release
2009
The European Federation of Journalists, along with other organisations organised one of the biggest recent demonstrations in Rome this weekend under the theme â#oRight to Know. Duty to Informâ##, in c...
Media Conglomerates, Mergers, Concentration of Ownership
Shah, Anup
2009
Some nations can influence and control their media greatly. In addition, powerful corporations also have enormous influence on mainstream media.

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MediaSources.ca
Website
A web portal featuring resources about media and the media industry, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importan...